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SSP sets roadblocks, fines 60 drivers found breaking curfew

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State police are enforcing an overnight curfew in Yucatán. Photo: Sipse

Yucatán is enforcing its overnight curfew by hitting drivers in the wallet. It didn’t take long for police to collect fines from offenders.

The first night new fines were put in place, state police assembled checkpoints across the state. By early Saturday, 60 drivers were assessed a penalty between 3,000 and 5,000 pesos for driving between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The curfew is meant to curtail social activity that could spread coronavirus in the community.

Another 28 drivers were excused after finding a legitimate health emergency forcing them behind the wheel, police said.

Roadblocks were installed in at least three points of the Periférico, as well as side streets in various Mérida neighborhoods.

The current curfew began in July and was reinforced with stiff fines last week after days of increased hospitalizations.

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