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Troop support called after tourists refuse to vacate Acapulco beach

Acapulco, Guerrero — Elements of the military have placed warning tape across beach entrances around Acapulco to alert people that the beaches are closed.

The closure of public beaches are part of the recommendations of the federal government to avoid further coronavirus. Military troops also conducted tours throughout the beach areas inviting tourists to return to their rooms and locals to return to their homes.

National Guard officers were also out on beach tours along with tourist police officers who invited people to withdraw from the beaches. Some condo guests have refused to leave the beach, citing their right to be there regardless of the pandemic. As a result, troop support was brought in to ensure the tourists followed state recommendations and vacated the beach.