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Parks reopen, restaurants allowed to seat customers on weekends

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Parque Aleman in Merida, Yucatan

Although still closed as of Friday afternoon, parks and playing fields in Yucatan were due to reopen today as officials cautiously continue back to normal.

Group activities and team sports will still be prohibited, with the exception of children’s games, to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The Animaya and Centenario zoos will still be closed.

Restaurants will also be permitted to open dining rooms on weekends, something business owners had pleaded for when only a five-day schedule was allowed. Seating capacity remains at 25%.

Shops can invite more customers inside. Smaller stores can allow one customer every 10 square meters of floor space.

To support 4,000 families on the Gulf coast, Yucatan officials said marinas will be able to operate in July and August. Boaters who want to navigate Yucatan’s channels must register at reactivacion.yucatan.gob.mx.

Public beaches will remain closed and only vehicular traffic will be allowed on the Progreso pier.

State officials implored Yucatecans not to let down their guard against coronavirus and continue wearing face masks and following social distancing protocols.

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