translated from Spanish: CDMX mayor sets ‘dry law’ on weekend

The mayor’s town member Milpa Alta published on Tuesday in the Capital Gazette a order to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages in that demarcation on weekends during April, in the face of the health emergency by COVID-19.
«The suspension of activities to sell alcoholic beverages in all its graduations, on Saturdays and Sundays of the month of April of two thousand twenty, from 00:00 hours to 24:00 hours, is ordered,» the first point of the agreement reads. 
«Likewise, it will only be allowed to be sold from Monday to Friday on a schedule from 8:00 to 20:00 hours in all the towns of the Mayor Milpa Alta; as well as in all the neighborhoods thereof, in commercial establishments that operate as wine shops, grocery stores, supermarkets licensed for sale of wines and spirits, self-service shops, department stores, and in any other similar commercial establishment, in which alcoholic beverages of any graduation are available.»
On the reason for imposing such a measure, the document states that «activities related to the sale of alcoholic beverages in commercial establishments as they are of high social impact, could have negative consequences for public safety, if they take place on days when the COVID-19 virus-related Health Contingency is carried out».
Violations of this provision, read in the Agreement, «shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the Commercial Establishments Act of the Federal District and other applicable provisions».
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Original source in Spanish

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