Staying at home becomes obligatory in Jalisco and Michoacán
Citizens can only leave their homes for essential reasons
Governors of two Mexican states announced that effective Monday there will be zero tolerance for those who violate coronavirus social distancing and isolation guidelines. The use of masks in public is also now mandatory.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez issued a stern warning to the 8.25 million residents of the western Mexican state: stay home, practice social distancing and wear masks. Those who refuse will face consequences, including fines. “Everyone’s lives are at stake,” he said.
The governor of neighboring Michoacán issued a similar warning. Failure to comply in that state could not only incur fines but also mandatory community service cleaning hospitals and health clinics, Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo said.
Michoacán’s population is close to 5 million.
This puts some 13 million Mexicans on a strict lockdown which both governors promise local and state authorities will vigorously enforce.
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