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State of Yucatan orders temporary closures of bars, restricts restaurants

Merida, Yucatan — The Government of the Yucatan State has ordered the temporary closure of bars, casinos and nightclubs as part of prevention measures against the contingency for the coronavirus after state cases reach 13.

Governor of the state, Mauricio Vila Dosal says that restaurants and cafes must suspend activities starting at 10 p.m., adding that people should utilize restaurant home deliveries to reduce the possibility of contagion.

As for older employees who work as bag packers in stores and supermarkets, the state government is calling on companies to support these workers so that they do not have to work for the duration of the contingency, since they are a highly vulnerable population.

The state has also suspended all mass gatherings and activities as well as classes and public services such as the current license plate renewals. The suspension of all activities in the archaeological zones of Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún remains in place.

Vila Dosal reported that the suspensions will remain in place until further notice, reiterating that the service of “bars, clubs and nightclubs are closed as part of the prevention measures against the contingency due to COVID-19.”

Data released by the National Epidemiology System says the contagion situation in the state of Yucatan is 42 registered cases of which 13 were positive, 7 are still under study and 22 have been ruled out. Of the 13 confirmed cases, they are stable, isolated in their homes and continually monitored by medical personnel from the Yucatan Health Secretariat.

The Government of Yucatan has created a coronavirus website where people can find official information regarding COVID-19.