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Cofepris reports 30 sanctions already this year to Riviera Maya establishments for Covid violations

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — So far this year, Cofepris says they have shut 30 establishments for violating Coronavirus health protocols around the state. Cofepris, the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks coordinator Javier Toledo, says all 30 were also handed fines for their varying infractions.

“We have not only detected clandestine parties in the jungle, but also soccer fields that were used for tournaments. Both situations are prohibited in COVID times,” the official made clear.

He explained that in the cases of clandestine meetings, they have been detected thanks to surveillance work and neighborhood complaints, adding that “the locations can change from one day to the next. We have not encountered resistance because the state police provide us with support,” he said.

He noted that during a closure, the property is sealed off with yellow tape, equipment is seized and a fine in the thousands of peso is issued. Once the fine is paid, the tape is removed and the seized equipment, returned.

The agency reports a majority of those closures were in Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel.