Mexico City and the State of Mexico return to the orange traffic light next week

Mexico City and the State of Mexico return to the orange traffic light next week

Claudia Sheinbaum and Alfredo Del Mazo confirmed that the localities will be able to restart activities according to this color.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Mexico City (CDMX) and the State of Mexico (Edomex) will return to the orange epidemiological traffic light, as confirmed by Claudia Sheinbaum , head of government of CDMX and Alfredo Del Mazo , governor of Edomex.

“As you can see in the city, we always put a surname to the colors and call it: Orange Traffic Light without lowering our guard, reactivate without risking,” said Claudia Sheinbaum in her morning press conference.

For his part, Del Mazo announced it through social networks clarifying that this decision is due to the decrease in the number of infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the entity.

Likewise, in Mexico City a decrease in the number of hospitalizations was reported, currently the entity has 67.87% of hospital occupancy, with 2,661 beds available for the care of patients with COVID, of which 637 are beds with a ventilator, which means an availability of 30% for mechanical ventilation.

What does this mean?

Now the restaurants will be able to open until 10:00 pm, which means an increase of one hour compared to the previous week and five hours compared to the first program of “reactivate without risking”.

“Still this next week the restaurant service is only outdoors and as we see the progress of this program we can make another decision, but for now only one more week,” explained Eduardo Clark, from the Digital Agency for Public Innovation.

Likewise, tables of five people will be allowed compared to the four of the previous weeks. On the other hand, performances in theatrical scenes in the open air will be allowed on the condition that all attendees wear face masks.

As regards gyms in closed spaces, training 1 to 1 will be allowed with a minimum distance of four meters between training groups. While in the closed pools individual classes can be given with a distance of two lanes between users. This from 6 am to 11 pm with training sessions of 40 minutes maximum and the use of the appointment system.

The operation of:

  • Essential activities
  • Shops at 20%
  • Outdoor restaurants
  • Sports centers and outdoor gyms
  • Automotive agencies
  • Department stores and shopping centers
  • Tourist transport
  • Drive-in theater and open-air theaters.

They continue without authorization to operate:

  • Casinos and betting houses
  • Bowling
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Houses of culture and galleries
  • Historical Archives
  • Convention and exhibition centers
  • Amusement parks
  • Traditional circuses
  • Shows and massive events
  • Sports and social events
  • Social events
  • Clubs, bars and canteens
  • Offices and corporations
  • Massages and spas
  • Public toilets
  • Schools.