State authorities are increasing restrictions and recommendations so that people stay home and don’t increase COVID-19 contagions.
In Nuevo León, where so far there are 14 people with the disease, Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón reported this Tuesday on the temporary closure from today’s casinos, cinemas and social centers or party rooms.
The state representative said all public parks will remain closed for the duration of the emergency.
Parque Fundidora, one of Nuevo León’s main tourist attractions, will close its doors to the public in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, its administrators confirmed, according to Notimex.
The City Council of San Pedro Garza García, in Nuevo León, declared on Tuesday “state of emergency” for the municipality, because at least 12 of the 14 confirmed cases in the COVID-19 entity are inhabitants of it.
With this, it was ordered to temporarily close bars, dens, nightclubs, breweries, gyms, places of religious worship, as well as the cancellation of permits for all public and private events.
“The closure of bars, canteens, sports or recreational entertainment centres, nightclubs, social centres, breweries, social clubs, nightclubs, gyms and public markets is ordered,” said the Secretary of the City Council, José Dávalos Siller.
In the same way, events of all kinds such as exhibitions, weddings, baptisms, bachelor parties, first communions, 15 years, training, diplomas and verbenas are suspended, to name a few, which were scheduled to take place in municipal spaces.
With regard to restaurants and shopping centres, they will remain in observation of the Civil Protection authorities and will be coordinated for the implementation of preventive measures.
Also in Nuevo León, the metropolitan municipality of Apodaca reported that the policemen will urge the population to stay in the street to stay in their homes.
“Elements were asked to invite groups of adults, adolescents and children to stay in their homes when they are in a meeting of 20 or more, without an urgent work or social purpose,” said the municipality’s Secretary of Public Safety and Roads, Victor Navarro, according to Notimex.
The Government of Jalisco ordered the closure of casinos, bars, restaurants and party halls from Wednesday, March 18 as part of measures to prevent COVID-19 contagion.
“The decision has been made, based on WHO criteria and in coordination with municipalities, to temporarily close party halls, casinos, dens, canteens, nightclubs and bars that concentrate more than 50 people for more than 30 minutes,” Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said.
For gyms, cinemas and restaurants it was ordered to reinforce the cleanliness and reduce the influx of people. Cinemas called for a 50 per cent capacity and confirmed that restaurants should reduce their capacity by 25 per cent, as well as seeking social estrangement of between one and two metres.
Alfaro Ramírez warned that the 125 municipalities must comply with the agreement published in the Official Journal of the State of Jalisco, and if the measure is not complied with to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the establishments will be completely closed.
The measures are in addition to the closure of parks and urban forests, cemeteries, and the suspension of face-to-face classes at all educational levels.
In Sonora, where the first case of coronavirus was recorded, state authorities recommended that people stay home, not go to dens, cinemas, casinos or gyms, not go to the beach and order food at home, as well as avoid meetings of 10 people or more.
— Government of Sonora (@gobiernosonora) March 17, 2020
In Coahuila, the municipality of Allende announced the suspension of all religious services, cancellation of parties in homes, and closure of bars and canteens.
The municipal government of Tixtla de Guerrero reported that all massive events planned for the coming weeks are suspended, as part of the pre-trial measures before COVID-19, until there is a new indication from the health authorities.
With information from Notimex
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