The governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, boasted the results of the emergency button strategy to restrict mobility and lower COVID cases, showing photographs of the city of Guadalajara empty on Saturday and making a comparison with crowds in the capital.
«This is the difference between making difficult decisions to get things right, even if it has political costs, and doing nothing,» Alfaro said, attaching images taken at the Madero Corridor in Mexico City by photojournalist Diego Gallegos of the newspaper Reforma on October 31.
In the country’s two major cities, on a high-risk weekend, when the virus is taking hold across Mexico, this is the difference between making difficult decisions to get things right, even if it has political costs, and doing nothing. pic.twitter.com/un0PzvDxvt
— Enrique Alfaro (@EnriqueAlfaroR) November 3, 2020
However, at the time Alfaro published these images, there was a level of public transport saturation on Monday, people without healthy distance trying to board the Light Rail and buses, before the service was completed in advance, with the application of the ‘button’.
#Chécalo It’s Juarez station crossing with Federalism. In the stretch that goes towards Tetlán, there was no completion of staggered shifts and that many people today did not go to laborar@SITEURJAL
📹 Courtesy Mary Rosy Garcia pic.twitter.com/8Jv3uFyMn1
— THE OCCIDENTAL (@ELOCCIDENTAL) November 3, 2020
And that’s how the contagions @EnriqueAlfaroR, in Jalisco; a failure of the emergency button, equal to or worse than its management. pic.twitter.com/lVIaxJV7oY
— Arq Michael Oviedo (@Mike_Oviedo) November 3, 2020
«During rush hour the service of #MiTren in high demand, but did not cease to operate. We increased trains and the frequency of passage on all three lines, so the stations began to vent notoriously,» jalisco’s Urban Electric Rail System published at 8:36 p.m.
.@SITEURJAL reported that more trains have already been put into circulation in the face of high demand. The passing frequency is 9 minutes for line 1 and 2, and 7 minutes for line 3. https://t.co/RdZIIITAB7 pic.twitter.com/sD8u6B4ojO
— mural.com (@muralcom) November 3, 2020
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