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‘Stay at Home, Super Closure’ order in Juarez for weekend due to 3rd wave of virus infections

An ambulance worker adjusts the oxygen mask of a patient as they wait to find out whether she will be granted admission to the Hospital General in Juárez.
Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters
An ambulance worker adjusts the oxygen mask of a patient as they wait to find out whether she will be granted admission to the Hospital General in Juárez.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico --  The state of Chihuahua is implementing a 'Stay at Home' order for the weekend in light of the rising infections of Covid-19.

The order goes into effect statewide, including for Ciudad Juarez, at midnight Friday and ends Monday at 6 a.m.

State Health Secretary Eduardo Fernández Herrera said this order includes the closure of "big box" stores and supermarkets, hence the moniker "Super Cierre" or "Super Closure" for the restrictions.

He stressed the mom-and-pop "corner" stores that sell groceries will remain open so residents can have access to groceries. Restaurants will be allowed to offer take-out and drive-through service, but no dine-in, as part of the restrictions.

Fernandez Herrera warned a third wave of Covid-19 is sweeping through Mexico and the purpose of the 'Stay at Home' order is to reduce mobility and contact while the infection can be controlled.

He said the same restrictions were in place in October and that allowed Chihuahua to enjoy a better December. Restrictions will also be in place next weekend, April 30 through May 2.

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Brenda De Anda-Swann

Brenda De Anda-Swann is news director at ABC-7.

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6 Comments

  1. And people wonder why we can’t flatten our curve and halt our virus related hospitalizations and deaths. As long as the border remains open, people from both sides are going to cross with impunity. “Essential” traffic means nothing. Close the border TIGHT! Otherwise we’ll be in this same boat or worse a year from now.

  2. Mandate fat, chain smokers and old frail people to stay home in a room with eh door shut. The rest of us keep going on as normal without a worry like me. I’m sure I’ve had the virus multiple times…so what.

    Problem solved.

  3. So, no ILLEGAL ALIENS ALLOWED, reich – Bidumb Reich?
    Illegitimate, stolen office of this pResident, run from the shadows by America’s enemies.
    .
    The Southern border invasion is but ONE ELEMENT.

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