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Wine and spirits distributors protest against Prohibition in CDMX

The Prohibition Law started today from 6:00 p.m. and until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday the 22nd in 8 municipalities of the CDMX.

Andivyl maintains that this measure is not the solution to the pandemic and that the only thing that will be achieved is to affect sales.

From November 12 to 19, hospitalization in the Valley of Mexico went from 4,247 occupied beds to 4,596.

Dry Law raise debate. Despite a clear increase in infections in the Mexico City (CDMX), authorities insist that stay on orange light next week, as reported this Friday in conference of the press the head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.

However, what did change is that Prohibition will be extended in at least eight of the city’s delegations. The 16 mayors of Mexico City will implement the measure to inhibit the holding of parties and thereby prevent contagion and will do so during the weekends while the increase in the number of cases continues, but they will take turns first one and then others.

The measure began today at 6:00 p.m. and until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday 22, in Cuajimalpa, Gustavo A Madero, Xochimilco, Tláhuac, Iztapalapa, Iztacalco, Magdalena Contreras, Tlalpan and Miguel Hidalgo, where it will be suspended the sale of alcohol in wineries, grocery stores, self-service stores, supermarkets and the like.

However, after the authorities reported that on the subject, the National Association of Wine and Spirits Distributors (Andivyl) He made his position known and maintains that this measure is not the solution to the pandemic and that the only thing that will be achieved is to affect sales by 30 percent.

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Not only that, it indicates that it encourages the clandestine trade in alcoholic beverages. Through a statement the executive president of the organization, Iñaki Landáburu Llagunor, it says that: “it does not solve the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, and it does lead to the fall in formal sales by between 25 and 30 percent, in addition to generating clandestine marketing of alcohol that does cause deaths. I would like to ask the authorities to be more blunt in hygiene measures, because nowadays in any market people go without masks ”.

Meanwhile, the capital authorities are calling again to avoid celebrations, parties or meetings with more than 10 people and announced that there will be an intensive campaign in the media on the intensive use of face masks.