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Tulum officials suspend 5 hotels and shut down 2 illegal parties

Tulum, Q.R. — The first full weekend of the Easter holiday season has kept Tulum officials busy with inspections, some of which, have lead to closures. Over the weekend, officials from the Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) inspected dozens of Tulum establishments to ensure covid health protocols were being followed.

Alfonso Bastos, head of Cofepris says during the course of the weekend, between 35 and 40 places were inspected, five of which were suspended and two, shut down. He explained that the five suspended establishments were hotels found over capacity and the two closures were illegal parties.

“We suspended five hotels for not respecting the capacity and two clandestine parties were closed, including one yesterday at two in the morning,” Basto said. “Several inspections were made, they were around 35, 40, over the weekend,” he added.

Basto did not provide details about the suspensions or closures.

Last week, Tulum was noted as the municipality with the highest covid growth rate in the state. During his weekly covid address, governor Carlos Joaquin pointed out that the municipality of Tulum has registered a 200 percent increase in covid infections.