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Authorities continue to find large parties in Tulum complicating covid-19 efforts

Tulum, Q.R. — Large gatherings and parties continue in Tulum, which authorities say, complicates covid-19 infection efforts. Alfonso Bastos Flores, head of the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) in Tulum, says they continue to find large clandestine events in the municipality.

These parties, he says, complicates the efforts being made to reduce the number of covid-19 infections. The Cofepris (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios) official stated that as a result of permanent surveillance and attention to reports, they have had the opportunity to close down large clandestine parties in housing complexes as well as in remote places.

These massive music festivals, he stressed, contravene prevention measures and damaged all sectors because they are sites of high risk of contagion that cause a setback in the epidemiological light.

“No one would want a confinement to take place again, and that is why we will continue with the operations in conjunction with the municipal and state authorities, to detect these types of clandestine parties,” he said.

“We have come across musical events taking place in the jungle. After they were reported, we went with other government agencies and, supported by the Ministry of Public Security, we suspended those events. We have even suspended events in residential homes.

“Over the last two weeks, we have had a lot of activity with reports everywhere,” he added.