JALISCO - new less restricted 2 week lock down
Posted by ElkeG on October 26, 2020, 6:03 pm
Starting this Friday - The measures will consist of the suspension of activities after 8 PM; likewise, for two weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, activities will be suspended except for Puerto Vallarta, where only the night-time suspension would be maintained.
It should be noted that industrial activities with continuous production processes may operate at night and also on weekends as long as they have their own transportation. Food businesses may have home delivery at night and on weekends. Neighborhood grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations will also be able to permanently operate.
Alfaro Ramírez clarified that it is not a curfew, since people can leave at any time , but public transport will also stop operating at 8:00 p.m. as well as on weekends. He informed that meetings of more than 10 people behind closed doors and of more than 50 people in open places will be prohibited.
“That is why it is worth clarifying once again if the button application starts on Friday, we are not going to stop working, we are not going to stop our economy; we don't have to lose jobs. We are simply going to become aware that it is not time to go for a walk or party, we are simply going to last 10 days without going out at night and two weekends staying at home, ”he said.
He stated that Jalisco's strategy has worked. “We were able to avoid thousands of infections and of course thousands of deaths. Today Jalisco has the third accumulated infection rate and the sixth lowest mortality rate in all of Mexico, ”he said.
He also stated that countries where they believed they had already overcome the contingency are experiencing outbreaks, and that although in Mexico the federal health authorities confirm a similar scenario in the country, the president has decided to ignore the alarms, which is why he said that Jalisco it will not sit idly by and act as it did at the beginning of the pandemic.
“The Federal Government has once again minimized the risk that we face. With smokescreens they want to hide the beginning of a second wave of infections nationwide. That attitude has already cost the country thousands of lives. Only time will tell us how many more deaths are needed for them to react and assume their responsibility, ”he said.
At the end of his message, the Governor said that in the local national and international scenario, the Government of Jalisco will reinforce and adjust the epidemiological tracking model; as well as security in air terminals.