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Additional mobility restrictions, curfew set for municipality of Solidaridad

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — In coordination with the federal and state governments, the municipal head has announced a curfew for the municipality of Solidaridad.

Mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete announced the reinforcement of measures to restrict social mobility with the firm objective of reducing the number of COVID-19 infections, announcing that everyone in the municipality will need to be in their homes from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m, effective immediately.

“We are going through the most difficult weeks of the pandemic caused by COVID-19. It is time to redouble the collective effort, to stop the contagion curve and save lives. Today more than ever, we ask for your understanding. These measures are to reduce mobility and avoid contagions,” explained the mayor.

She said that as of Thursday May 7, and until further notice, all municipal residents (Playa del Carmen, Paamul, Puerto Aventuras) must remain their homes from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., adding that the new restriction will see an even further reduction of traffic on city streets.

“In the event of having foreign plates, their circulation is prohibited except for movement due to health emergencies or food supplies,” the statement said. Municipal Police will continue with road closures including the entire length of Playa del Carmen Boulevard as well as the first square of the city. Added to the list is now several areas of the CTM.

“Meanwhile, along the CTM points, health information filters will remain in place to exhort the population to follow prevention measures,” she added. Tucsa public transportation services have been reduced by 50 percent and foreign combis and taxis have had their spaces reduced for fewer passengers per vehicle and only if they wear mouth guards.

She also said that pharmacies will be the only businesses able to operate 24 hours a day and only with window sales. Self-service and essential stores may operate respecting prevention and distance measures, however, the state governor has implemented a new restriction that convenience stores can now only operate until 9:00 p.m.

The Governor of Quintana Roo reported that the new times will be in effect from May 5 to May 31, adding that all convenience stores and supermarkets in all municipalities of the state will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.