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Yucatán sweeps businesses, shutting down capacity offenders

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La Pérez Cervecería on Avenida García Lavín was closed after a brawling, over-capacity crowd was discovered at the brewpub. Photo: Courtesy

A few days after 18 businesses were closed and accused of defying capacity law, a bar brawl led to yet another shutdown.

Police broke up a fight among multiple patrons at La Pérez Cervecería on Avenida García Lavín before authorities cited the business for exceeding 50% capacity limits. Its license to sell alcohol was also revoked, local media reported.

A video on social media documented the chaos:

Restaurants, gyms and banquet halls across the state that were found to have flouted economic-recovery rules have been closed. Capacity limits are thought to reduce the spread of coronavirus, which has been attributed to between three and nine daily deaths this week.

Personnel from the Yucatan Health Secretariate, Public Security, Government General and Civil Protection all responded to the rowdy uprising at the bar.

Days earlier, the Alta Brisa banquet hall Rigel González and wedding planner Celebra were cited for offering a party for 300 people, violating the 100-guest maximum for such events.

Other businesses shut down in Yucatán’s sweep included Mítica Burger, La Orden del Caos, Cervecería Chapultepec, Pipiripau, La Democrática, Goat Mérida, TC Fitness, El Filón de Oro, Atelier Fiestas, Bar Bar 78, Moctezuma de Pensiones, La Palapa de Boxo, Sala de fiestas La Piscina, La Malquerida, Luca Music Bar in Caucel and the La Cockte Piré seafood restaurant.

Sources: Diario de Yucatán, Out of Context MID

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