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Governor says everyone to stay at home, healthy distance is no longer enough

Chetumal, Q.R. — State Governor Carlos Joaquín González says that the measures of social distancing has been reinforced, since healthy distance is no longer enough, adding that citizens must stay at home.

“Stay home and don’t go out,” he reinforced during his official broadcast message.

He explained that the measures include requesting the Secretary of Public Security and National Guard to ask people to stay home, intensify the health questionnaires at terminals, put sanitary filters in the seven ground entrances to the state, add filters throughout of the federal highway and in accesses to the cities, and to increase official communication.

The governor requested the understanding of the citizenship and warned that there would be sanctions for those who refuse to participate in the filters.

He reiterated that personnel of health, civil protection, public safety, justice, commercial regulation and transportation continue to work, but all the rest of the state government personnel work from home, only leaving security guards in the buildings.

Joaquín González indicated that there is an agreement with supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and other businesses to maintain adequate supplies. He added that various companies such as water, telephone, internet and pay television have already agreed to defer billing payments and that on that same note, the government is still working with IMSS, Infonavit and Fonacot.

He noted that more than 400,000 food baskets will be provided house-to-house in food support, a program, he says, will be unveiled later this week.

The broadcast was made when new rising figures of positive SARS-CoV-2 cases were announced for the state. The new figures, as of March 31, show 46 positive cases. Across the country, Mexico has more than 1,200 positive cases of the virus and 29 deaths.