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Health announces closure of beaches in an emergency due to COVID-19


State secretaries of tourism and undersecretary López-Gatell agree on the measure to respect the provision to prevent congregations of more than 50 people in the same place and time

After the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national health emergency, tourism will be suspended on all of the country's beaches, Hugo López-Gatell, deputy secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion reported.

At a press conference, he explained that during a virtual meeting he had this Tuesday with the 32 heads of state governments to deal with the virus emergency, said interruption was established in this tourist sector.

"The order has already been issued ... leading to congruent measures being taken within the framework of the state and municipal authority and the suspension of tourist activity on beaches, be it for international tourism or local tourism," he said .

This in compliance with the measure of social distancing, issued yesterday by the General Health Council, of not holding or allowing congregations of more than 50 people in the same place and time.

Before these measures, several states had already announced the closure of some beaches or the restriction on the passage of tourists. Among these are some beaches in Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tabasco and recently Baja California Sur.

Google translation from Informador.

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