Taxi and Bus Drivers To Be Tested for COVID
With the change of the epidemiological traffic light from red to orange on Feb. 22 the local administration announced the “new” COVID health provisions, which include extended hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages with food consumption until 10pm. in authorized restaurants/ eateries. The dry law for alcohol sales in shops remains from Friday at 5pm. until Monday at noon. Social events, conferences, and conventions can be held only in certified venues and with a maximum capacity of 150 people in open spaces, including attendees and staff, and a maximum of 100 people in enclosed spaces. These events must end at 10:30pm.
Activities that remain suspended are festivals, horse races, bullfights, group horseback rides, jaripeos, processions, dances, pilgrimages, large cultural, religious and civic events, private parties, and group or contact sports activities. Recreational or social common areas in subdivisions and condominiums, bars, cantinas, casinos, and nightclubs remain restricted.
The local administration, together with Sanitary Jurisdiction II and the Health Center, will provide free COVID tests to taxi and bus drivers “as they are considered a risk group due to their direct and continuous contact with the public. This initiative seeks to support efforts to safeguard the health of the most vulnerable in the face of the health contingency.”