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Officials clarify there is no curfew in Playa del Carmen, message misinterpreted

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The mayor’s message earlier this week to stay home was not a curfew and was misinterpreted through social media outlets, says the head of public safety.

“Go out and have fun,” says Martín Estrada Sánchez, head of Public Safety of Solidaridad who verifies that there is no curfew in the municipality, adding that the words spread of the municipal president earlier this week through social media were misinterpreted.

“I say to the public to go out and have fun, go out on the street, the public has us 24 hours,” he said. “This is one of the main tourist centers of Mexico, of Latin America, and it deserves to be enjoyed.”

Earlier in the week, municipal president, Laura Beristain Navarrete made a comment that residents avoid leaving their homes after 7:00 p.m.

“I said it, but sometimes it gets misinterpreted,” she said. “Every day after 7 p.m., if you do not have anything better to do, go home and be with your family. Have dinner with your family, read a book with your family, community, citizenship, ethics, enjoyment with your children, arrange your home, live with your neighbors,” she clarified.

Martín Estrada says that they are working to maintain security, adding that surveillance will increase in places such as shopping centers and banks. Among the main challenges, he pointed, is a delay in hiring personnel versus the rapid growth of the city.