Due to COVID-19, in Puebla, all businesses close the weekend until February 8, 2021, and the economic reopening begins gradually, state authorities reported, led by Governor Miguel Barbosa, who acknowledged that the number of infections is higher than expected.
What will the economic reopening in Puebla be like due to COVID-19?
The governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa, reported this Monday that the reactivation of activities in the entity will begin “in a gradual and orderly manner” as of this Tuesday and until next February 8, after more than a month of restrictions to avoid the increase in COVID-19 infections.
The Government of Puebla authorized the opening of non-essential shops in the state, as well as table service in restaurants that have terraces or open spaces and shopping centers with a reduced capacity of 20%.
At a press conference, the head of the Civil Protection Secretariat, Ana Lucia Hill Mayoral, highlighted that the sanctions for those who do not comply with the provisions of the decree, which will apply from January 26 to February 8, will continue for five days in the first case, in recidivism 15 days and after the third contempt, five more are added.
What measures will businesses have?
The commercial sector, in general, will operate from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a maximum capacity of 20% and always guaranteeing a healthy distance.
The department stores, in addition to guaranteeing a general maximum capacity of their spaces, must implement measures to guarantee the capacity of 20% in each of their departments, that is, they will ensure that a significant number of people are not concentrated in the same space, staying in a schedule from 11 to 20 hours.
In addition, the “ Solidarity Closing Day ” is adopted, which will be Saturdays and Sundays for all commercial activities.
Restaurants and cafeterias, snack bars, cheap kitchens, taquerías, and torterías will work with a closing time of 7:00 p.m., with a tolerance margin of 30 minutes for the departure of diners.
Table service will be offered on terraces, open spaces, with a maximum capacity of 20%, forcing a healthy distance. The interior gardens are considered as terraces.
After-dinner is not allowed and the maximum number of diners per table is four people, who can stay up to 2 hours in the place; The sale of alcoholic beverages and the uncorking service is suspended, as well as the musical setting.
The service of sale of prepared food with home delivery service will be allowed by platform and to take away until 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
Similarly, cinemas will reopen and establish a crowd-pleasing arrangement, similar to a chessboard.
What restrictions are there in Puebla due to COVID-19?
It was reported that experiences in open spaces will be from inside the vehicles, their closing time will be at 20:00; there will be no sale of alcoholic beverages. It is important to mention that the dry law prevails from Thursday to Sunday throughout the entity and no business should open on Saturday and Sunday.
On the other hand, event rooms, banquets, non-professional sporting events, patron saint festivities, casinos, billiards, concerts, bars, booths, spas, rides and fairs, will continue to be closed.
The prohibition of the establishment of informal commerce and street vendors will continue to be prohibited and it was reaffirmed that it is the responsibility of the City Councils to execute actions so that it continues to be fulfilled.
Public, commercial, and executive transport: the runs are suspended from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following day. The last run of the RUTA system will start at 9:30 p.m. and restart at 5:30 a.m. the next day.
People who can work from home should do so, especially office administrative work that does not require customer service.
Meetings in closed places, the citizens were asked not to hold them and to live only with relatives who live in the same home. Meetings between friends and family who do not live in the same house may be held in outdoor spaces but in groups of maximum of six people, including girls and boys.
Figures of COVID-19 in Puebla
During the weekend, 1025 positive cases of COVID-19 were registered in Puebla, as well as 135 deaths.
Similarly, according to the monitoring of Health authorities, the center of Puebla is the area most affected by the coronavirus and which is in red.