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Additional restrictions in place for Cozumel says mayor

Cozumel, Q.R. — The municipal head of Cozumel says additional restrictions are being implemented despite the low positive coronavirus figures. Municipal President, Pedro Joaquín Delbouis announced that as of Saturday, additional restrictions will be imposed on street mobility and avenues of the island from 10 :00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in order to reinforce the stay-at-home strategy and stop the spread of the virus.

During his live broadcast, Joaquín Delbouis said that the monitoring of traffic on streets and avenues will be reinforced to ensure people do not circulate on streets. He stated that in coordination with the state government, additional actions are being implemented to slow down the number of infections, which is increasing every day.

“A call is being made to the population so that now more than ever they remain in their homes while together with the state authorities, we carry out the delivery of food aid house-by-house so that they do not have the need to leave their homes.

“This coronavirus issue is serious and we are in a critical stage in which we expect the greatest number of positive cases, so it is necessary that we become aware of the importance of respecting preventive measures,” explained Joaquín Delbouis.

He said that according to the needs of citizens, only from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. can two people circulate on a motorcycle to travel to work, purchase food and medication. After 19:00, only one person can circulate on a motorcycle.

He also said that they have agreed with supermarkets to restrict the number of people entering, and to reinforce hygiene measures including the use of antibacterial gel and face masks in order to curb contagion on the island.

Joaquín Delbouis added that preventive measures will be reinforced at the access to Cozumel with the installation of a disinfecting tunnel in the San Miguel wharf, and another in the busiest hospital center on the island to strengthen hygiene measures.