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.