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Chihuahua announces new economic restriction measures


The restrictions will take effect from tomorrow and will remain in place for at least the next two weekends. Photo: @Javier_Corral

CHIHUAHUA

Given the rebound in Covid-19 cases that are registered in Chihuahua, the governance of the entity announced new economic restriction measures in order to slow down the mobility of the population and reduce hospital occupancy that is already saturated.

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The state governor, Javier Corral, announced the closure of all businesses in the 67 municipalities of the state, even those declared essential as maquilas, convenience stores, supermarkets, among others.

Commercial activities will be suspended from 7:00 p.m. each day and will resume at 6:00 a.m., while on weekends the activities will be suspended, from 7:00 p.m. on Friday and resumed at 6:00 a.m. on Monday.

The restrictions will take effect from tomorrow and will remain in effect for at least the next two weekends, after agreeing to the above during the celebration of the state health council that met on Monday to adopt the new measures.

It was also detailed that grocery stores, butchers, tortillerías and bakeries and convenience stores may remain open on weekends, while supermarkets will remain closed.

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In the last ten days, Chihuahua has registered an increase of 5 confirmed cases in coronavirus infections, while there are about a thousand hospitalized, 120 of them intubated, according to the Local Health Secretariat.

Health authorities also detailed that during the Halloween and Day of the Dead celebration Several parties were suspended in the state, which increases the chances of contagion, so they called on the population to attend to the recommendations for prevent contagion.

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