Zinacantán Chiapas ignores pandemic and hosts massive fair and concerts


Without complying with sanitary measures, thousands attend the first of at least two concerts scheduled to celebrate the patron saint festivities in the Chiapas municipality. In a video, Rutilio Escandón called not to attend mass meetings.

Thousands of people attended a concert in the municipality of Zinacantán, in Chiapas, despite the fact that in this entity the cases of coronavirus increased, to the extent that this week it ceased to belong to the green traffic light of the low risk to turn yellow.

Celebran a San Lorenzo, patrono de Zinacantán

In videos that circulate on social networks, thousands of people are seen in the concert with which the patron saint festivities began in this population, without following the health measures of social distancing or the use of face masks.

The 5 thousand attendees at the concert did not keep the proper distance between person and person, did not use face masks, nor did they respect other sanitary measures dictated by federal authorities.

People near the event site showed their annoyance at the lack of protocols to avoid COVID infections.

According to the residents of the area who did not agree with the performance of the concert, even the Zinacantán city hall promoted massive attendance at it.

Two more concerts were planned as part of these celebrations, one for Thursday night and another to be held on Friday night.

On January 19, Chiapas went back to a yellow traffic light after staying green for up to eight weeks, after reporting a significant rebound in cases of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The state Ministry of Health decreed that from January 18 to 31, the entity would remain under a yellow alert and the corresponding measures would be implemented to mitigate infections.

Among the measures allowed in the yellow traffic light, issued by the government, it is stated that mass events such as concerts, amusement parks, spas, and fairs had to operate or register an attendance, at 50 percent of their capacity.

Source: reporteindigo.com, proceso.com.mx

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