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Capitalinos make up to 400 meetings a day in the streets of CDMX in the middle of a pandemic for

(Photo: Reuters / Edgard Garrido)
(Photo: Reuters / Edgard Garrido)

Phase 3 of the coronavirus infection pandemic in Mexico brought with it a series of new preventive sanitary rules with the aim of reducing the transmission of the COVID-19 disease and avoiding deaths caused by its diseases.

Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of Mexico City, declared the health emergency in late March. Among the new sanitary measures, the suspension of non-essential activities in both social, public and private sectors stood out.

In addition, meetings with more than 25 people of any character were prohibited. In the case of the festivities, the capital authorities opened a special line to raise the reports in order to send agents and to end the meeting, which could endanger entire families or neighbors.

However, the Center for Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Citizen Contact (C5) registered 350 to 400 congregations daily in the Mexican capital, according to information compiled by the newspaper. The universal.

Among the most popular reasons for such meetings are demonstrations or blockades, traffic in shopping areas and parties. Just last week, they reported, there was a record of two protests involving nearly 100 people.

Photo: (Isaac Esquivel / Cuartoscuro)
Photo: (Isaac Esquivel / Cuartoscuro)

Juan Manuel García Ortegón, coordinator of the C5, assured that from the first days of the contingency they began to identify this class of congregations throughout Mexico City. The informative cuts go to the Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC), Government Secretariat and Works Secretariat, the latter in charge of street sanitation.

Furthermore, they revealed that close to 121 reports to the SSC against parties They have allowed people to be mitigated as quickly as possible and thus prevent them from becoming sources of contagion in colonies or entire city halls. The number of attendees, he assured, is variable, but not because there are fewer people, it means that their attention is less important.

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He also reported that the C5 offices receive 350 calls on average, related to the attention of doubts or emergencies in the coronavirus contingency in Mexico. Among the topics they attend to most, hospital capacity, screening of Locatel doctors for people with any symptoms, administrative procedures for the management of corpses, etc., stand out.

Only the 10% of calls to C5 during the pandemic have required the shipment of bodies emergency for the transfer of patients with symptoms of COVID-19 to hospitals or institutions where they can be treated, García Ortegón revealed to the Mexican media The universal.

If you also have reports for the continuous parties that your neighbors make, there are several methods of reporting in Mexico City. The first is through the Social Prosecutor's Office on the phones 51285200 and 51285220. You can also do it on the official pages of the C5 or on their social networks and on those of the SSCCDMX Secretary's Contact Unit.

(Photo: REUTERS / Carlos Jasso)
(Photo: REUTERS / Carlos Jasso)

Mexico is already preparing to face the “new normal”, a date designated by the government headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to return to activities in a phased manner and with all preventive health measures.

However, mass meetings at events related to entertainment, culture or sports are not considered in the first phase of the return to mobility in Mexico City, but are part of the plan, so they must wait their turn from forums and bars, even professional sports leagues or theater and cinema.

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