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Beach filter implemented into Old Town in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The mayor of Puerto Morelos has installed a police filter on José María Morelos Avenue with police requesting people return home rather than go to the beach.

The filter, which was put in place Monday, connects with the Old Town. Elements of the Quintana Roo Police in Puerto Morelos, who participate in the Maximum Presence Operation, are stopping vehicles to ask the reason for their presence in the area.

“Workers and residents have free access to the Old Town, but those who come to visit the beaches are asked to return to their homes. This is a critical moment in which we must all become aware because it is up to us to stop the wave of infections,” said Laura Fernández.

The Municipal President reiterated that citizens should only leave home for what is extremely necessary such as the purchase of food. “We are in a period of social distancing and isolation, so we must respect these provisions that will allow us to return to normality very soon,” she said.

“The most delicate part of the crisis is about to begin, and we have to avoid being among large groups of people and in public areas,” she added.

In the filter public transport drivers including taxis and combis are being asked to join in, informing people when boarding units that they can no longer approach beach areas since it is not a time for vacation, but of social distancing.

Authorities are also utilizing loud speakers to invite pedestrians walking the streets to return home.