Mexico: Locals caught defying lockdown forced to sweep streets in Gomez Palacio

Local authorities in the small town of Gomez Palacio in north-eastern Durango punished individuals who defied lockdown regulations and social distancing measures with community service. On Monday, dozens of people wearing face masks and gloves were sweeping the streets with brooms, under the supervision of police officers. Marina Vitela, municipal president of Gomez Palacio, tweeted several... Еще photos of the 'offenders' with the caption «I told them this is not a game. Community work for those who do not comply with sanitary rules.» Mobility was restricted in Gomez Palacio on April 22 in a bid to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. As of Wednesday, Mexico registered 26,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,507 related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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