Puebla suspends non-essential activities due to COVID-19

Puebla declared “maximum alert” due to the increase in COVID-19 infections; suspend non-essential activities. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

Puebla declared “maximum alert” in its 217 municipalities due to the increase in contagion of coronavirus (COVID-19) that arose in the entity because of the December’s holidays, so it will suspend non-essential activities from the December 29.

In virtual press conference, he state governor, Miguel Barbosa, ordered the suspension of anon-essential activities until the January 11, 2021Therefore, Puebla society will be obliged to resume confinement.

Health and supply businesses may operate

In this sense, the coordinator of Civil Protection of Puebla, Ana Lucía Hill, informed that it will only be allowed to develop activities related to health and personal supply, and that, in addition, the shops that offer these products and services will only be able to operate at 20% of its capacity and under strict sanitary measures.

The schedule of public, private and cargo transport is modified

He detailed that the public, commercial, executive transport and the Urban Articulated Transport Network (RUTA), will be restricted to a schedule of 20:30 hours at 05:30 hours, as of this Tuesday, with the exception of units that transfer health personnel or someone who requires a medical review.

Automotive industry will not rest

For its part, Miguel Barbosa stressed that the Automotive industry it will not stop its work as it is considered an essential activity in the state; but not so Construction Industry, which itself must abide by the restrictions.

He governor of Puebla made a call to “reflect, raise awareness and stay at home if it is not necessary to carry out activities outside of it”, also called to continue with precautionary measures, such as healthy distance and the correct use of mask.

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