Riviera Maya, Q.R. — As of January 25, all bars, clubs and discos will be shut as the Cancun and Riviera Maya region roll back to an orange epidemiological light. The news came from Governor Carlos Joaquín who says that their closures are part of the strategy to curb the rate of infections, adding that clubs are some of the most high-risk places.
He explained that in order to not alter economic recovery schemes, various activities have been adjusted, while the number of preventive measures will be increased in order to have better control and avoid a greater growth of infections in the municipalities.
Some of these, he said, include an increase in rapid testing and community monitoring as well as a call center for citizens who can speak directly with a team of doctors.
“You have to stay at home,” said Carlos Joaquín. “Those who do not have to go out should stay at home. It is necessary to break the chain of infections and prevent the growth of cases or otherwise, we will have to return to confinement.”
He explained that from January 25 to 31, essential activities that will continue to operate normally include public security and law enforcement, legislative activities, hospitals, medical services, and food trade including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and tortillerías, as well as banks and financial institutions, fishing and agriculture, construction, storage, laundries, mining and water purifiers.
At 50 a percent capacity, hotels, restaurants, historical sites, theme parks, golf courses and tourist services, as well as outdoor gyms and sports clubs, consulting and advising of accounting, administrative, professional and technical services will be allowed to operate.
The orange rollback means a 30 percent capacity for all beaches and public parks, cinemas and theaters, shopping centers, department stores, casinos, hairdressers, churches, real estate and spaces for the manufacture and sale of appliances and computers.
The prohibited activities, which remain closed, include schools, congress and convention centers.
He reiterated that some of the most high-risk areas, in terms of contagion, are bars, nightclubs and discos, which will remain closed in the northern part of the state, specifically in the municipalities of Tulum, Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Cancun, Lázaro Cárdenas (Holbox) and Isla Mujeres.