Tuxpan, Gutiérrez Zamora and Tecolutla, determined to restrict access to their demarcations and even detain their inhabitants who do not comply with the quarantine
At least three municipalities in Veracruz took drastic measures (such as prohibiting the passage of foreign people or detaining those who do not keep quarantine) to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
At the same time, the tourist municipality of Veracruz closed the coastal boardwalk to prevent hundreds of people from continuing to go to the beaches to ” vacation “ .
The number of positives for COVID-19 in state territory adds up to 47, most of them in Boca del Río, Veracruz, 4 Poza Rica, Xalapa, Tlacotalpan.
In addition, the authorities reported three deaths in the municipalities of Tlacotalpan, Emiliano Zapata and Poza Rica.
The Secretary of the Government, Eric Cisneros Burgos, indicated that the municipalities do not have the power to declare a state of emergency since it is the power of the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In this scenario, at least the municipalities of Tuxpan, Gutiérrez Zamora and Tecolutla, determined to restrict access to their demarcations by outsiders and even arrest their inhabitants who do not comply with the quarantine.
Gutiérrez Zamora Mayor Wilman Monge Morales warned that citizens who do not abide by the provisions of staying at home to avoid COVID-19 coronavirus infections and who are aggressive will be arrested for 12 hours.
Through a statement, the population was asked not to leave home and not go to the beaches and “outsiders” not to try to enter the municipality.
“Starting today, a person who is on the street without justified reason and outsiders who will be aggressive at the checkpoint or who want to enter the municipality by force will be arrested for 12 hours,” he said.
And as of this Wednesday, the Tuxpan City Council will close the entrances to the municipality to prevent the entry of tourists.
The mayor, Juan Antonio Aguilar Mancha, indicated that he will use public force to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
“Starting tomorrow (Wednesday) I have made the decision to close access to our city, supported by law enforcement.”
The municipal president of Veracruz, Fernando Yunes Márquez, closed the boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho indefinitely before the number of people who gather there despite the preventive measures.
The mayor also sued Governor Cuitláhuac García for the use of public force to arrest those who do not respect the quarantine and insist on going to the beaches during this period.
And it is that he said that despite the measures taken and I urge society to abide by the relevant indications, many people continue to visit the tourist areas, without taking into account the contingency and putting the rest of the population at risk.
“I want to be very clear, we as the City Council do not have the power to close the beaches, it is a federal power, despite the fact that we have insisted on its closure, as of today, we have had no response. “
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