Mexico City stays on red light from January 18 to 24 due to the rebound in covid-19 cases, reported the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.
“We are at a red light in Mexico City, hospitalizations continue,” he said at a conference.
The head of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP), Eduardo Clark, asserted that hospital admissions in recent weeks in the country’s capital are the result of family gatherings for Christmas holidays.
From Monday, there will be service in restaurants and outdoor gyms
The official announced that as of January 18, the outdoor restaurant program will begin with the following measures:
- Consumption until 6:00 p.m. and after that time the service will be exclusively for take away.
- Service must be on terraces and places outside. No diner should be in closed spaces.
- Place tables in those zig zag and distance of 1.5 meters.
- No more than four people per table.
- Mandatory use of QR code.
In addition, he announced that it will be implemented that small businesses in the Historic Center will carry out the sale and attention through windows. Also, sports activities and outdoor gyms will be allowed.
Another measure for next week is that supermarkets may open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to reduce the risk of infection.
What is the red traffic light for covid-19?
The coronavirus traffic light consists of four colors: red, orange, yellow and green that are determined by four parameters agreed between the federal government and the state governments. The red color of the traffic light means that there is a maximum alert level for the pandemic, so it is the moment in which there is more restriction of public space.
Although the level of risk is different in each color of the traffic light, the Ssa asked to follow the following recommendations to avoid contagion: washing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, cleaning with soap and water and disinfecting surfaces with a chlorinated solution and objects of common use, maintain a healthy distance between people of 1.5 meters to 2 meters, in case of not being able to maintain this distance, use a mask, for example in public transport, as well as perform a formal sneeze, that is, inside angle of the elbow or a tissue.