On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 19, Michoacán state congress approved the bill, presented by the governor Silvano Aureoles, for force people to use the mask in public spaces, this in order to avoid spreading SARS-CoV-2 among the inhabitants of the entity.
Whoever violates this measure, will be worthy of house arrest for up to 36 hours. Likewise, the concessionaires of the public transport must comply with this decision, because in case of not doing it, they will be fined up to 2,688 pesos.
The Michoacan entity is not the first to generate punitive measures for those who refuse to use the mask, since other states had already made this decision in past months.
For example, through Official State Gazette, the government of Chiapas notified that as of December 10, 2020 Anyone who does not wear a mask may be creditor to a fine ranging from 8,688 pesos to 173,760 pesos.
Likewise, authorities of Sonora, during November 2020, they approved the creation of a law that regulates the mandatory use of face masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
According to the decree, the use of masks will be mandatory for people over 13 years old, while children between 2 and 12 years old must be supervised by their guardians or adults if they decide to use it.
For its part, in Nuevo León they began to sanction people who did not wear face masks in public spaces since November 1, 2020. The fines that were determined are: economic, social work or can imply arrest for 36 hours.
To the agents of the state and municipal police they delegated the possibility of sus holding house meetings when there are more than 20 people, the measure also applied to fifths and event rooms. In such a situation, financial penalties could reach 16,000 minimum wages, and the person responsible could be arrested for 36 hours.
While Chihuahua, what was the first state that had to return to the red epidemiological traffic light due to the increase in infections and deaths from COVID-19, implemented since Thursday November 12, 2020 the mandatory use of a mask throughout the entity.
Those who do not comply with the sanitary measures will receive, first of all, a warning with warning; then, They will be given medical material to fulfill the obligation to wear face masks; if they continue in the negative, They will receive a fine (from 400 pesos for individuals and up to 2,200 for legal entities), temporary or permanent, partial or even total closure of establishments; they would finally be sanctioned with a arrest for up to 12 hours.
Later, in December 2020, nine governors of PAN states, among which is Chihuahua, through a video message, reported on the health policies that will promote.
The Common Health Policy carried out by Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Baja California Sur, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Durango, and Chihuahua consists of the mandatory use of mask in public spaces, increased tests to detect coronavirus, expansion of data tracing networks, strengthening physical distancing, and coordination for the application of vaccines.
“Given this panorama, the states governed by the PAN take the determination to work with absolute seriousness, supported by scientific knowledge, to protect the health of families ”, they declared.
Other states of the Republic that also implemented sanctions and financial fines for those who do not comply with the sanitary measures imposed within their territories are Zacatecas and Morelos, who started this extraordinary order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through their territories.
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