MEXICALI, B.C. (KYMA, KECY)-The Mexican government tightens measures to prevent non-essential mobility due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
With a curfew placed in Mexicali, it is forbidden to go out into the streets after 6 p.m., and facemasks are now mandatory.
The curfew was placed last Friday by Mayor Marina del Pilar Ávila in light of the number of infections that have not stopped in recent weeks, causing hospitals to reach their maximum capacity.
The new measures went into effect over the weekend.
The mayor restricts the number of passengers in a vehicle. Two people are allowed in a vehicle and the closure of roads with greater circulation will be closed.
Some motorists were surprised by this new measure over the weekend where roadblocks were placed.
As of Monday, the schedule restriction order was extended to supermarkets and small shops that require them to close at 7 p.m., while pharmacies will continue their regular hours because it is essential business.
The mayor of Mexicali warned that fines will continue to be applied to those who hold parties or gatherings since it is forbidden to carry out such social activities during the quarantine.
Coronavirus cases keep increasing in Mexicali.
As of today, there are 2,000 cases and just over 160 deaths in Mexicali.
Health authorities in the state reported that nine people die daily from the coronavirus in Baja California.