Nuevo León, Tabasco, and Campeche will stop the sale of alcohol during the COVID-19 emergency other states contemplating doing the same


In Campeche, the hours for the sale of alcohol in establishments will be from 12 to 18 hours, so the state government urged to take measures to avoid the hoarding of products.

At least three states in the country have announced that they will stop the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol, as one of their preventive measures, in the face of the health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.

In Nuevo León, Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón announced that from April 3 the beer companies will close, and the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages will stop.

“The production of alcohol and alcoholic beverages is not essential, production stops distribution, and logically and consequently it stops for sale in establishments,” he explained at a press conference.

The governor of Tabasco, Adán Augusto López – who is in isolation for being a carrier of the COVID-19 coronavirus – said he had signed a decree to close this Thursday, April 2, “close all non-essential business establishments”, as well as the suspension from the sale of alcohol and beer.

The state president said he had coordinated with the 17 municipal presidents to stop the sale of alcohol in all kinds of establishments: warehouses, stores, and supermarkets.

In the same way, the Campeche government issued a decree ordering the “suspension of activities for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all their graduations in commercial establishments.”

The measure will apply to bars, billiards, nightclubs, restaurants, dance halls, canteens, and casinos.

However, he also announced that “mini-supermarkets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores and other establishments that sell alcoholic beverages in closed containers should observe the reduction in hours of sale.”

The hours for these establishments will be from 12 to 18 hours, the reason why the state government urged to take measures to avoid the hoarding of products.

There will be no dry law in CDMX

Before the announcements of entities, the government of Mexico City announced that it will not stop selling alcohol in the country’s capital.

“At no time has a dry law been enacted in the City due to the declaration of a health emergency. Self-service stores are asked not to close or condition the sale of alcoholic beverages, “published the capital government.

However, he explained that if any mayor’s office determines to apply the dry law, “it will be reported in due course. Please no panic buying. ”


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