Guanajuato cemeteries only allow 150 visitors per hour

Guanajuato, Guanajuato.- In order to maintain a healthy distance, avoid crowds and contagions of COVID-19 as much as possible, for the next Day of the Dead Festival, only 150 people may be allowed to remain at the same time each hour in the pantheons of the state capital.

This was announced by the head of the Municipal Services Directorate, Marco Antonio Figueroa Sierra, who pointed out that, if the state continued at the yellow economic reactivation traffic light, it would no longer be necessary to make the decision to close the pantheons, as happened on Mother’s and Father’s day, but only restrict the capacity in the five cemeteries of the municipality.

Figueroa Sierra pointed out that a work plan is already being designed on how the pantheons will operate the next day of the dead in the midst of the pandemic, although this is subject to change if the health authorities in the state decide to toughen prevention measures, since the yellow traffic light entered as a test for a week, so it could return to orange.

“The plan we have is subject to what happens next week, we are only going to allow entry from 8 in the morning to 8 at night, we will do it in groups, we will give people an hour of time to visit their loved ones’ graves, and then, they have to leave and every hour we will be renewing the capacity ”.

He pointed out that, although the number of people will be determined according to its capacity, it is planned that on average 150 people will be allowed at the same time in the pantheons with the greatest capacity, which are Santa Paula, La Luz, and Santa Teresa.

He stressed that it will be until the end of the month, that there is a certainty of the stage of the traffic light in which it will be for the Day of the Dead, that it will be determined whether to apply these measures or to close the pantheons again.

Regarding the installation of merchants in the surroundings of the pantheons, as is traditionally done, he pointed out that this determination is up to the Inspection and the opinion of the Ministry of Health.

Source: Periodico Correo

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