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Public transport vehicles in Cancun fined for not adhering to health protocols

Cancun, Q.R. –At least eight public transport drivers were sanctioned after a city operation that inspected combis traveling along some of Cancun’s popular routes.

The operation by city officials and the state’s Mobility Institute saw the public transport vans stopped and inspected for health protocols. Combis traveling along Route 4 of Kabah Avenue were their first target since several regions of the city has recorded an increase in Covid infections.

The vans were stopped and those inside inspected to ensure healthy distancing and the wearing of mouth masks, while personnel from the Mobility Institute ensured that drivers were adhering to the maximum amount of passengers, which is currently eight.

“We have been supporting the Mobility Institute to ensure that the requirements for transit are met. We have detected many anomalies and breaches, at least eight units seized and the drivers sanctioned,” said the Secretary General of the Benito Juárez city council, Issac Janix Alanís.

Some Cancun combi drivers were found carrying more than the 8-person passenger limit

“They were over quota and some did not have up to date insurance, so they were arrested. We had the support of the Municipal Transit,” he said adding that “some vehicles were transferred to the yard and others only received fines.”

Janix Alanís says that by order of Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa, additional inspection operations are set for around the city, since he says, “public transport is a known source of contagion.”

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