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A curfew on drivers will be upheld every night at 11:30 through Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Yucatan officials said.

Moreover, requests to block streets for neighborhood parties will be declined in 2020. Last year, 200 public streets were blocked off for private fiestas when homeowners requested it. That will either discourage residents from hosting parties or backfire by forcing holiday bashes indoors.

But the Yucatan state government still insists that liquor sales will not be impeded. Rumors of a new dry law created panic shopping on Tuesday, only exacerbating efforts to thin crowds that spread coronavirus.

Religious activities associated with the Christmas season are also restricted. Masses, processions and other ceremonies have been put on hold.


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