Mazatlan Mayor has made a series of statements that have been controversial during Covid-19 emergency


Amid the contingency for the Covid-19, the mayor has been questioned for his controversial statements

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Mazatlán, Sinaloa .- During the contingency generated by Covid-19, the municipal president Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres has made a series of statements that have been controversial for the population.

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However, five have been the most notable and questioned by the Mazatlecos.

Among them, the fact that he will not stop traveling during the pandemic.

His justification that being a chemist could help to avoid being infected since he is used to dealing with viruses, bacteria, and microbes.


Some of the statements involved actions that would be taken locally as a precautionary measure in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Like the State’s position regarding the alert situation, which, since it was not shared by the municipal president, caused concern for the inhabitants of Mazatlán.

As well as some measures that have not yet been taken despite already having a positive case.


During the third meeting of the Municipal Health Council of Mazatlán, the municipal president stated that in the case of restaurants and hotels, they will be able to continue operating during the contingency being experienced by Covid-19, as long as its maximum capacity is decreased. 50 percent of normal.

While the opening of establishments such as nightclubs, gyms, casinos, and cinemas was prohibited, in order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.


Amid the contingency generated by the Covid-19, Benítez Torres said he will continue to travel as long as necessary. When asked if he did not consider it risky to have traveled to Mexico City in the midst of the pandemic, the mayor replied:

And I do not believe that I cause any risk to myself or to citizens, because my profession has always been this, that of diagnosis. I have cohabited for 46 years, with viruses, bacteria, all kinds of microorganisms

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Mazatlan is special

Benítez Torres stated that with respect to the state recommendations that the governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, had announced, Mazatlán should not be put in the sack of other municipalities, for which he was questioned by both the media and the citizens themselves.

Later, the president of the municipality exemplified that it was not the same to close restaurants in Concordia or Escuinapa as in Mazatlán.

Easter week

As a precautionary measure, in other cities the decision was made to close the beaches to prevent infections by Covid-19, however, in the case of Mazatlán, “El Químico” decided not to close these spaces, on the contrary, he awaits the arrival of tourists to spend Easter.

However, in one of the meetings of the Health Committee, it specified that it will continue as before, correcting (measures) based on the behavior of the epidemic.

Large Events

When declaring the cancellation of deliveries of support to the population through the massive events, it caused disagreement on the part of the citizens.

However, the mayor explained that this decision was made to prevent any contagion of Covid-19, so a strategy would be sought to make payments of some essential supports in other larger spaces and organizing delivery among few people.


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