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Tapatíos leave for the holiday again despite an alert

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The inhabitants of the ZMG take the suitcases again and ignore, as in Easter, the call to stay at home

Again, this weekend thousands of inhabitants of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area ( ZMG ) took suitcases to leave the city and take advantage of the May 1 bridge , despite calls to stay at home to avoid the increase of infections by COVID-19.
As happened a month ago, at the start of the Easter holidays, travelers again ignored the restriction.

"Since the morning of last Friday, the influx of passers-by that saturated the main exits of the city was notorious, generating vehicular chaos and, most importantly, increasing the risk of spreading contagions by coronavirus," the State Government warned in a statement. .

According to the authorities, in the three sanitary filters located on the roads to Chapala , Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, 7,023 people who circulated in 2,621 vehicles were randomly checked on Friday. Health personnel measured the temperature of the walkers, applied a questionnaire and offered them antibacterial gel .

In these reviews, which will be in the road accesses until today, no case of people with symptoms of respiratory diseases was detected, although if any eventuality arose, it was recommended to dial number 33 3823 3220 to receive instructions.

During the Easter holiday period, more than 200 thousand walkers were checked in the supervision filters.

On that occasion, the Governor of Nayarit, Antonio Echevarría, affirmed that he had information on infected Tapatíos who irresponsibly reached that entity. He ordered not to receive them.

Sanitary filters will remain until tonight

The Government of Jalisco informed that the sanitary filters located in the highway entrances in Chapala, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, will remain installed until tonight.

At these checkpoints at the highway accesses of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, vehicles are stopped randomly, mainly buses, motor vehicles with more than three passengers and with families to take the temperature of travelers, offer them information and antibacterial gel.

The filters include personnel from the secretariats of Security, Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, the police stations of the municipalities where the filters are installed, as well as elements of the National Guard and first responders from the Jalisco State Civil and Fire Protection Unit and Red Cross workers.

The Government of Jalisco reiterated the call to the population to stay home in order to avoid the risk of spreading COVID-19 infections. Filters were installed after thousands of Tapatíos left the city on the occasion of the long weekend for Labor Day.

Infections in Puente Grande have doubled every five days

  • They warn urgent actions like the application of tests to all the suspicious cases
  • Suggest early release and use of electronic devices on inmates

Since the first news, last April 17, out of three confirmed cases of COVID -19 in the Preventive Prison in Puente Grande, the number of infected people has doubled every five days to add 58, according to the last cut yesterday.

"Few numbers have been presented so far for further statistical analysis, but the approximate is that more or less every five days the number could be doubling," said Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez, academic at the University Center for Health Sciences. from the University of Guadalajara (UdeG). However, he said the trend may slow as authorities have taken steps to prevent the spread.

One of the measures to undertake the spread of the coronavirus in that place is the setting up of an isolation area with capacity for 108 people so that the patients do not have contact with other inmates; and a hospital module in the Metropolitan Prison, but which only has a capacity for 25 patients.

Therefore, it is necessary to implement four actions to stop the spread: apply tests to all suspected cases of symptoms, quickly obtain the results to isolate the positives, tests the personnel who attend the blocks where there were outbreaks, and prevent workers from the areas where There have been no contagion labore where there was a virus record, he insisted.

In addition to these measures, the authorities must depressurize the Preventive Prison, which, with 6,776 inmates as of yesterday, is at 226% of its capacity, which is 2,992 inmates.


Lucía Almaraz , president of the Social Participation Committee of the State Anticorruption System , recalled that the National Criminal Execution Law considers alternatives to preventive detention such as the use of electronic devices or early release, so a review of the cases that they could benefit from before the first report of the virus. "If it is not done, Puente Grande will increase the numbers of infected people and very possibly of deceased people."

In the event that a depressurization of the penitentiary center is not carried out "and the contagion of coronavirus continues, we anticipate that this situation could get out of control, the number of cases could be quite high and could saturate medical services", not only within the prison, but also that of the city's hospitals, said Denisse Montiel, a member of the Justice Center for Peace and Development (Cepad).


They bet on depressurization

The Justice Center for Peace and Development recalled that from the beginning of the contagions in Puente Grande they warned that the COVID-19 Prison Prevention Protocol that was announced on March 5 was inefficient, therefore they demanded urgent measures to prevent spread, such as depressurization.

Google translation from Informador.

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