Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government of Mexico City, stated that the weekend of November 27 to 29 there will also be prohibition in the capital of the country, in order to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections.
The mayors of the CDMX that on this occasion will enter into dry law are Álvaro Obregón, Azcapotzalco, Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Cuajimalpa, Cuauhtémoc, Milpa Alta and Venustiano Carranza.
The schedule of this preventive measure will start from 6:00 p.m. this Friday, November 27, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.
Derived from the decree, the commercial establishments in each of the demarcations that operate as Wineries, grocery stores, supermarkets licensed for the sale of wines and spirits, as well as self-service stores, department stores and those temporary businesses, they are prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages.
It should be noted that restaurants are exempt of this restriction, since the consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed if accompanied with food.
When Sheinbaum announced the implementation of this program on November 20, mentioned that it has also been applied in other countries, and it works for protect the human rights of citizens.
“Our idea is to generate everything that is within our reach, protecting human rights and privacy of individuals, for prevent more cases of COVID-19 in the city. (…) are measures that have been implemented in other countries (…) all this is voluntary, but we are asking businesses to install this scheme “.
During the press video conference at the Old Town Hall Palace, Sheinbaum noted that the possibility of keep the dry law in force also the following week.
We are evaluating for next week and, in any case, it would be maintained alternately, we are evaluating it together with the mayors
He also assured that The “Reopen” program will also be suspended for the next 15 days, and estimates that the alternation of the dry law can last throughout the month of December.
Those people who do not comply with the preventive measure in the designated mayoralties, they will be referred to a Civic Court for the imposition of a corresponding sanction.
“Any person who contravenes this Agreement will be sent without delay to the corresponding Civic Court for the imposition of the sanction that corresponds in law, in accordance with the Provisions provided in the Commercial Establishments Law, the Civic Culture Law, the Administrative Verification Law and other legal provisions in force in Mexico City.”Says the official document.
This precautionary measure adds to the incorporation of QR codes forms that must be placed at the entrance of various CDMX businesses so customers can register and be able to track people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This contagion identification system came into force on November 23. In a first stage included establishments whose main business is the sale of prepared food, gyms, sports clubs, bowling alleys, exhibitions, museums, aquariums, casinos, cinemas, theaters, shopping centers, department stores, banks, religious services, public and private offices who are doing activities in person.
However, before the increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, Sheinbaum expanded the system to pharmacies, self-service stores and supermarkets.
In the time that the QR codes in CDMX, they have monitored 12,324 people that they had contact with 225 patients who were detected coronavirus.
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