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Non-essential businesses in Chetumal allowed to operate

Chetumal, Q.R. — The Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) reached an agreement with non-essential business owners of Chetumal which will allow them to operate six hours per day.

The agreement came after non-essential business owners made the request to officials when, for the second week in a row, the southern zone remained in a red epidemiological light. Miguel Pino Murillo, head of Cofepris specified that these businesses will be able to operate from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Dozens of non-essential business owners demonstrated outside State Health Secretariat (Sesa) offices earlier in the week, demanding they be able to work since they have been left with no means to support their families.

Pino Murillo says Cofepris will dictate the restart of their operations after visiting the establishments to ensure they comply with the mandatory sanitary provisions. Once verified, the non-essential businesses will be able to begin operating for the six-hour period.

“They will be able to operate from 9:00 to 15:00 and are obliged to respect the provisions of the new normal and economic reactivation,” he emphasized. Murillo says the reactivation of non-essential businesses does not include gyms.