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Authorities fine more than 250 businesses in state for failing to comply with Coronavirus health protocols

Last updated on January 24, 2021

Chetumal, Q.R. — The Ministry of Finance and Planning (SEFIPLAN) has reported the closure of more than 259 establishments around the state for Coronavirus health violations. Yohanet Torres Muñoz, the head of SEFIPLAN commented that “as Governor Carlos Joaquín has instructed since the beginning of the pandemic, compliance continues to be monitored around the state according to the epidemiological light. The appropriate documentation and the health prevention standards need to be adopted to avoid an outbreak of COVID-19.”

She added that from March 30, 2020 to January 4, 2021, a little more than 4.9 million peso has been collected in the way of fines for the closure of the 259 establishments throughout Quintana Roo. Their closures were the result of failing to present up-to-date documentation and selling alcohol after hours.

Businesses are temporarily shut and fined for non-compliance

Another 33 fines were handed out for sanitary failures, which added over 662,000 peso to state coffers. Those 33 establishments were fined for non-compliance with sanitary measures such as healthy distancing and not respecting the allowed capacity.

“The inspection tours are carried out daily in all the municipalities of the state,” she said adding that inspectors continue to work to prevent the spread of the virus.

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