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Coronavirus in CDMX: after seven months of being closed, shops inside the Metro will restart activities

Shops inside the Mexico City Metro will restart activities starting this Wednesday (Photo: EFE / Jorge Nunez) Shops inside the Mexico City Metro will restart activities starting this Wednesday (Photo: . / Jorge Nunez)

The shops that operate within the Collective Transport System (STC) Meter they will resume activities As of this Wednesday, November 18, this was established in the Official Gazette of Mexico City.

This determination is applicable to all permit holders who are up to date in complying with their financial and documentary obligations.

“This Wednesday, the #STCMetro published in the Official Gazette of the CDMX, the agreement to reopen commercial premises located within the Network, which comply with sanitary measures and are up to date with their payments.”, reported through the official Twitter account of the Network.

Traders shall apply health protection standards that are compatible with the line of business, in order to avoid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the coronavirus disease.

Merchants must apply health protection standards that are compatible with the line of business (Photo: Reuters / Carlos Jasso) Merchants must apply health protection standards that are compatible with the line of business (Photo: . / Carlos Jasso)

Likewise, in order to operate, permit holders are requested keep in a visible place a letter of commitment in which compliance with hygiene guidelines is established.

In addition, before reopening the premises, they must request in writing to the Administrative Deputy Management of Revocable Temporary Administrative Permits (PATR) the authorization of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfection, conditioning, maintenance or removal of furniture and equipment.

It should be noted that merchants were able to access the benefit of forgiveness of payments, due to the context of inactivity due to the health contingency; however, based on this determination, the permit holders must comply with the corresponding quotas.

Of an approximate of 3,000 stores and modules that are within the Network, 85% suspended activities since last April 2, when measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 disease began to be implemented.

On the other hand, the 15% that remained in operation corresponded to transfers related to the pharmaceutical sector, clinical laboratories, financial services, groceries and the sale of packaged foods of origin.

A worker from the Metro Collective System distributes face masks to users in Mexico City (Photo: EFE / José Pazos) A worker from the Metro Collective System distributes face masks to users in Mexico City (Photo: . / José Pazos)

As part of the measures focused on cutting the chain of coronavirus infections, the government of Mexico City will apply tests to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in some stations of the Metro Network.

In addition to this, it was reported that the number of daily tests available will increase, from 5,000 ambulatory tests per day, to 10,000 applications (70% antigens and 30% PCR).

Some of the Kiosks will be installed in esplanades of the Metro Mixcoac, Metro Tacuba, Metro Pino Suárez and Metro Ethiopia; as well as in the esplanades of the mayor’s offices: Azcapotzalco, Benito Juárez, Cuajimalpa, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Magdalena Contreras, Miguel Hidalgo, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac, Venustiano Carranza and Xochimilco.

To obtain more information about the modules installed in the entity, you can access the following link: https://covid19.cdmx.gob.mx/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/ok-ubicacion-macro-quioscos-y -kioscos-15-nov.pdf

The government of Mexico City will install kiosks in Metro stations to apply COVID-19 tests (Photo: Reuters / Henry Romero) The government of Mexico City will install kiosks in Metro stations to apply COVID-19 tests (Photo: . / Henry Romero)

As part of the strengthening of the Territorial Program for the detection and isolation of positive cases of coronavirus, the capital administration will enable 26 Macro Kiosks, of which 12 are located in Metro stations and in points of greater affluence, and 14 in city hall esplanades.

“The aim is to advance rapidly in the identification of positives and their isolation, increase care for the population through medical guidance, COVID-19 free testing app, follow-up of people with the disease, as well as the supervision of health measures in shops and public transport. ”, explained the government headed by Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.

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