Dry law lifted in Yucatan, but for home-delivery sales only

1 bottle of wine and case of beer per customer until June 10; several other municipalities choose to keep the ban on alcohol sales

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Yucatan’s “dry law” is lifted today, but you can’t visit your favorite liquor store or supermarket to buy that long-awaited adult beverage.

To avoid social-distancing problems at the corner store or supermarket, only home-delivery sales are allowed for the first 10 days of alcohol sales. Shoppers with a Rappi, Cornershop or Walmart app will have an upper hand, but deliveries can also be arranged by telephone from your preferred retailer. Grupo Modelo set up an interactive map to help customers find a nearby seller.

Customers may be asked to present I.D. for proof of age, under the provision. Anyone who appears already under the influence of alcohol can also be refused service.

Hoarding will not be allowed. Stores will post limits on how many bottles and cases an individual customer can purchase. No more than one case of beer and one bottle of wine is allowed per purchase.

Progreso, which jumped on the ban 10 days earlier than the rest of Yucatan, also acted Sunday afternoon to lift its dry law.

But Telchac Puerto and Valladolid were among 23 municipalities that have decided to stay dry for now. Ticul, Hunucmá, Motul, Izamal, Kanasín, Tixmehuac, Tekantó, Cacalchén, Tizimín, Chichimilá, Conkal, Dzilam de Bravo, Dzilam González, Bokobá, Oxkutzcab, Muna, Dzidzantún, Sucilá, Panabá, Xoochel and Tzucacab also announced on social media a continued ban on alcohol sales.

The governor has warned that the dry law will return for everyone in Yucatan if there is evidence that drinking leads to a relaxing of coronavirus safety protocols.

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