Brief: Quito public sector shuts down amid water shortage

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno decreed the shutdown of Quito's public sector on Thursday afternoon and Friday as a result of a water supply emergency in the city.

On Wednesday, a landslide caused a wall of El Pita canal to collapse and block the flow of water to Quito.

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The private sector will determine on its own whether it operates or shuts down activities, Moreno said in a statement.