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Puerto Morelos developer shut down, fined for violating work suspension

Puerto Morelos , Q.R. — The municipality of Puerto Morelos has closed a construction site in the Old Town for violating the suspension of non-essential activities in accordance with the Secretary of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development.

Tirso Esquivel Ávila, secretario de Desarrollo Urbano, reported that city inspectors went to the site and found construction workers. He says they require assistance from the pubic to ensure construction workers comply with the restriction measures announced by Mayor Laura Fernández.

As applied since April 4, all non-essential work was suspended in the municipality.

“We are in the midst of the most critical stage of the pandemic in which the community spread of the virus has arrived, so we must all abide by the measures ordered by the state and municipal authorities. We are talking about saving lives. It is time to stay home,” he said.

Tirso Esquivel explained that the development company will be fined for violating the municipal non-essential work suspension due to the health emergency. Esquivel Ávila noted that this was their second closure, with the first being for lack of safety equipment.