Due to the concentration of people in swap meet markets in the different municipalities of Baja California, authorities opted to restrict this type of activity in the neighborhoods where active COVID-19 cases are concentrated. However, today the instructions have changed.
This morning, the head of the Secretariat of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, informed that in the neighborhoods with transmission chains, this type of markets may now be set up, but only stalls selling: food, perishable food and cleaning products.
"We have to reactivate in an orderly manner, if we open everything again and we are not careful we are going to go back to red and close activities," said the Secretary during his daily report. In addition, he maintained that despite allowing them to work, these neighborhoods will be supervised by the secretariat.
The following are the neighborhoods with active cases:
- Tijuana: Nueva Tijuana, Las Torres and Lomas Taurinas.
- Mexicali: Quinta Granada, Esperanza and Cuauhtemoc Norte.
- Mexicali Valley: Michoacan de Ocampo.
- Tecate: Lomas de Santa Anita.
- Rosarito: Ampliacion Mazatlan, Benito Juarez and Plan Libertador.
- San Felipe: Los Arcos and Porto Bello.
- Ensenada: Valle Dorado, Obrera and Popular 1989.
- San Quintin: Camalu, San Quintin and Ejido Nuevo Mexicali.
According to Perez Rico, the specific protocol for swap meets will be published this Friday, which must begin to be applied next Wednesday.
Thus, the swap meets located in the neighborhoods where there are no active cases, should continue with the already known protocols, until the new guidelines are published, to avoid infections.
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