Victor George Flores, Secretary of Health of Baja California Sur, announced the closure of beaches in the state from April 1st to April 4th, in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus due to the Easter holiday period.
In view of the situation, the official said he hoped that the number of infections that the entity reached during the December season, as well as the accumulated deaths due to that period, would be a sufficiently alarming reminder for citizens to follow the indications of the state government and avoid leaving their homes as much as possible.
"I hope that with December's events, we have been made aware of how many deaths we had, so that we don't go crazy now that Easter is coming, and we refrain from going to the beach or camping", said Victor Flores.
According to Baja California Sur's official website, which reports the development of the pandemic in the state, the state is currently in yellow traffic light with 712 active cases, one thousand 288 deaths and an accumulated 26 thousand 216 cases of COVID-19, of which 24 thousand 216 have recovered from the disease.
Flores also took the opportunity to inform the inhabitants that the health authorities are already preparing a strategic plan to prevent an increase in the number of infections, which will have as its main purpose to prevent people from leaving their homes massively during these festivities, since any false move could put an end to the great progress that the region has maintained from having gone from a red to a yellow traffic light in a couple of months.
For now, these measures will only be implemented in the beaches belonging to the municipality of La Paz, however, the mayor of this city, Ruben Muñoz Alvarez, stated that it is likely that these measures will be followed by the remaining municipalities, even taking into account the beginning of the massive vaccination campaign in Mexico.
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