Dry law in CDMX: When the restriction ends to sell alcoholic beverages in three municipalities

Dry law in CDMX: When the restriction ends to sell alcoholic beverages in three municipalities

Within the framework of the celebrations of Holy Week, the government of Mexico City announced which are the municipalities that maintain the dry law during these days and until when will they lift the restriction that was authorized in order to avoid a greater number of contagions of COVID-19, a disease that has reduced the lives of millions in the country.

The measure was revealed a few days ago through the Official Gazette of the City, it establishes the days in which the demarcations of Magdalena Contreras, Iztapalapa and Cuajimalpa will keep the petition, as well as the hours in which it will cease to be in force.

According to the information, said dry law, that is, the prohibition of the sale of alcohol will apply to canteens, pulquerías, bars, breweries, movie theaters, dance halls and inns.

As well as wineries, grocery stores, supermarkets and licensed department stores for the sale of wines.

The restriction ends at various times. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The restriction ends at various times.

In addition, it will be considered for any type of commercial, commercial or local establishment that is temporarily installed in the public road.

While the restaurants that are located in those municipalities, they will be able to offer intoxicating drinks in a glass, but with food (not snacks) inside the establishment and not to take away.

The measure has been operating since last Thursday, April 1 and will remain in effect until next Sunday, April 4; however, in one of the three mayoralties it rises today.

These are the hours and days of restriction

* Magdalena Contreras.- Applies from 6:00 p.m. on April 1 to 11:59 p.m. on April 4.

* Cuajimalpa: in this case the prohibition begins at 00:00 hours on April 1 and will end at 24:00 hours on the 4th of the same month.

* Iztapalapa: the restriction is from 00:00 hours on April 1 to 23:59 hours on April 3

It was also warned that, “any person who violates this agreement will be referred to the corresponding Civic Court for the imposition of the corresponding sanction in law, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Law of Mercantile Establishments, the Law of Civic Culture, the Administrative Verification Law and other legal provisions in force in CDMX ”.

Restaurants will allow the sale of alcohol. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Restaurants will allow the sale of alcohol.

Meanwhile, last Good Friday, the government headed by Claudia Sheinbaum, revealed that the health traffic light that governs Mexico City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will remain unchanged for the following week.

Under the slogan “without lowering your guard”, he announced that the CDMX will continue to go through an orange traffic light (high contagion alert) from next Monday, April 5 to Sunday, April 11 of the same month, because there is a decrease in the number of hospitalizations.

Likewise, he reiterated that the rules and sanitary measures established previously are maintained for the following week.

Last Friday, new measures were authorized that began this week within the framework of the program to reactivate without risking and are:

* Operation of traditional circuses.- They must allow air circulation, that is, cover only the roof and leave the sides open; 30% capacity; use of face masks and healthy distance.

* Outdoor sports with mandatory use of face masks.

* Cardio inside gyms, with a period of one hour and following sanitary measures, separation of devices of 1.5 meters. Individual classes will not be allowed.

* Sports events without public such as: wrestling, boxing, soccer, tennis, among others.

* Hotels could increase capacity up to 50%; outdoor activities with a maximum of 25 people; Areas such as pools, restaurants, among others, will have to comply with the specific measures and mandatory use of the QR system.

* Restaurant sector with closure until 9:00 p.m. indoors, but with a capacity of 30%.

As of next April 5, self-concerts will be authorized, but under strict security measures, this was announced at a press conference on March 26.

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