Fines for not wearing a mask and 'Pico y Placa' rose in Quito

Fines for not wearing a mask and ‘Pico y Placa’ rose in Quito

The increase responds to the increase in the unified basic salary that went from $400 to $425 this year by government decision.

From January 2022, apply the increase in the unified basic salary which went from $400 to $425. That increase directly influences the rise of other things, such as fines in Quito.

spike and plate

Until the year 2021, the fines for failing to comply with the mobility measure known as Peak and Plate It had a base of $60 and a maximum of $200.

Before him increase of salary, the fines for violating the measure are now: $63.75 per first time; $106.25 the second and $212.50 The third time.

Furthermore, even though the city of Quito was declared in Red alert due to the resurgence of the coronavirus, which maintains hospital occupancy at 80%, the hours of the ‘Peak and Plate‘ not change.

Mask in public space

The use of mask in the public spaces of Quito it is mandatory. Until 2021, the penalty fee for failing to comply with this measure was $100.

With the increase in basic salary the fine went up to $106.25 which corresponds to 25% of said salary.

In 2021, 1,000 people were fined for not wearing a mask in public spaces (also applies to buses). So far in 2022, 12 people have been fined. For the Metropolitan Control Agency, it is a low figure compared to 2020 or 2021.

The Municipal Code for Quito establishes that the correct use of face mask is when covers nose and mouth; misuse is fined. This rule also applies to all people who perform outdoor activities.


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