Patrons at restaurants in Yucatán will be in a little less of a rush. So will the employees.
This is because the state government has announced that restaurants will be allowed to remain open for one hour longer, until 11 p.m., starting Monday.
As a result, restaurant workers can now apply for a special permit which exempts them from mobility restrictions until 12:30 a.m.
However, for everyone else, the hours of Yucatán’s controversial mobility restrictions remain in place between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The news came as health authorities announced that Yucatán will be remaining orange, on Mexico’s COVID-19 epidemiological map.
Meanwhile, locals in Progreso reported that all motor vehicle traffic along its boardwalk has been closed to traffic.
The measure was taken on Monday to better accommodate cruise-goers arriving aboard the Carnival Breeze, the first cruise ship to arrive in Progreso in over 16 months.
As municipal authorities have failed to reopen traffic, the boardwalk will likely remain open only to foot traffic during the remainder of the summer, to the dismay of some business owners.