In a desperate attempt to stop the spike in COVID-19 infections, the authorities of Orizaba, Veracruz made the use of face masks mandatory on public roads. The person who is caught disobeying this new mandate will be sanctioned with up to five minimum wages.
Because they have become the third municipality in the state to present a greater increase in infections, the council approved that a fine of up to five minimum wages ($864.35) is applied. It was made clear that this measure does not seek to obtain extra income but to make the population aware of and protect themselves from the virus.
It should be noted that elements of State Civil Protection and the municipal police have indications of make two calls for attention before applying the monetary sanction. Let us remember that since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 and until now, Veracruz has registered a total of 130,130 thousand infections and 15,094 deaths from COVID-19.
Ecatepec will arrest those who do not use face masks
A similar case is happening in Ecatepec, municipality of the State of Mexico. Mayor Fernando Vilchis Contreras determined last Wednesday, January 12, that the use of face masks will be mandatory in markets, squares, public transport and downtown streets.
Those who don’t wear it they will be sanctioned with 1 to 5 hours of community service or an arrest of two to eight hours in the conciliatory offices of the municipality. Despite the seriousness of the announcement, a few days ago it was reported that the first person, who he offended the policemen who asked him to put it on.
COVID-19 in Mexico
As reported AmericanPost.News Previously, Mexico reported 76 deaths and 19,132 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. From the start of the pandemic in March 2020 until now, the country has accumulated a total of 4 million 368 thousand 314 cases Y 301 thousand 410 deaths.
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