More than 250 businesses are closed in Quintana Roo for violations of sanitary restrictions


The Ministry of Finance of Quintana Roo reported that since March 2020, 259 establishments have been closed for failing to comply with sanitary restrictions due to the epidemiological traffic light.

Cancún, QRoo.- The Ministry of Finance and Planning (Sefiplan) of Quintana Roo reported that 259 establishments have closed due to non-compliance with the hours allowed by the state epidemiological traffic light.

Between March 30, 2020, and January 4, 2021, they have collected a little more than 4,934,000 pesos in fines among the establishments closed throughout the state for not presenting current documentation and selling alcohol outside the permitted hours.

Another 33 businesses resulted in sanitary penalties, collecting more than 662,000 pesos in fines, due to non-compliance with health measures such as healthy distance, not respecting the allowed capacity, among others.

“The supervision tours are carried out daily in all the municipalities of the State, the inspectors monitor that they have the documentation required for each establishment; in case of not doing so, the penalties are fine or even closure.

An important effort is made to prevent contagion by Covid-19 in the work centers and in the same visitors who enter Quintana Roo, “commented the head of Sefiplan, Yohanet Torres Muñoz.

“I urge businesses throughout the state to comply with health protocols to prevent Covid-19, in the same way, I invite the population of Quintana Roo not to relax and reinforce prevention and hygiene measures by following the essential habits in this health emergency ”, he added.

International impact

Just last week, Sefiplan closed the event called Multipurpose Rustic. It was an electronic music festival that was intended to be held on a property located on the side of the Tulum-Felipe Carrillo Puerto federal highway.
Once people were evicted, the place was closed and intoxicating drinks were secured.

Additionally, in a place called ‘Aldea Zama’, in the Air House condominium, the Cofepris closed down the kitchen area for not having a sanitary permit to operate as a restaurant – bar.

Regarding the festivities in Tulum a few weeks ago, the so-called Art with me, a festival of music, art, and culture that lasted five days, but concluded, according to journalistic reports, with a high number of people infected with Covid-19 a few days after, mostly Americans.


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