Foreign visitors in Oaxaca do not wear face masks to the dismay of locals

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Alert for re-outbreak of contagions

Tourism is a pillar of the Oaxacan economy; However, citizens of the capital have spoken out against foreign visitors who do not wear face masks on the streets of the city, as they affirm that they must respect the norms established against the pandemic.

Faced with the third wave of COVID-19 infections that is going through Oaxaca and also the country, as recognized by the Government of Mexico and the Oaxaca Health Services, the authorities decided to hold digital events on the occasion of the July Holidays; however, the arrival of 325 thousand visitors is expected.

Don Nicolás affirms that the rules to prevent COVID-19 infections were made for all those who are in the national territory, so foreigners must also respect these rules, “because they are for the benefit of all, of all Oaxaca” he declared.

On the occasion of the school holidays, an economic spill of 1,411 million pesos is expected from national and foreign visitors. In addition, it is expected from August 9 to 29, revenues in the order of 360 million pesos in the city of Oaxaca.

In the case of Bahías de Huatulco, 783 million pesos and 267 million pesos would enter Puerto Escondido, points considered as main in the tourist offer of the entity.

Judith, a young inhabitant of the Oaxacan capital, considers that foreign visitors must respect the established norms to avoid contagion of SARS-CoV-2, because “if we all comply with the measures, it is easier to accelerate the process of returning life to life. normality, but if some cooperate and others don’t, then it doesn’t make sense ”.

“We know that Oaxaca is an attractive place for tourists, but they must also understand that the mask is part of the preventive measures, so they should not be treated differently from the rest of the population,” he said.

Municipal authorities are omitted

Don Javier affirms that the municipal authorities must pay attention to this lack on the part of foreigners who visit the Oaxacan capital; They are obliged to apply the norms, but also preventive measures in favor of public health.

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“I believe that the people who visit the Oaxacan capital should respect the customs of those of us who live here, but mainly we are opening our arms to them and they do not correspond, complying with sanitary regulations,” he said.

Sonia, an elderly person, considers that the municipal authorities of Oaxaca de Juárez have been ominous, as they must ensure that there is adequate behavior in the streets.         

Don Nicolás assured that the municipal government “does not seem to exist, it appears to collect taxes and apply fines, but when it must carry out measures in favor of the population, all it does is simulate its presence,” but in reality they do nothing.

Walking without a mask is disrespectful

Judith, a young resident of the Oaxacan capital, said that she considers foreigners who do not wear face masks disrespectful, as they must respect the people who are taking care of themselves to avoid COVID-19 infections.

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He pointed out that it is true that the Oaxacan capital lives off tourism, “but that does not mean that tourists are going to come to do whatever they want, because they affect us as a city; we take care of ourselves and we do want to get ahead of this crisis ”.

Finally, Don Nicolás assured that Oaxacans are not rude to international visitors, on the contrary, whenever they require our help, we are here to support them; but they, accordingly, should respect the rules, especially in this pandemic.

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325

a thousand visitors are expected this season

1,411

million pesos, the economic spill

360

million pesos would enter tourism in Oaxaca de Juárez

783

million pesos are expected in Huatulco

267

million pesos there will be for Puerto Escondido

“If we all follow the measures, it is easier to speed up the process of getting life back to normal; but if some cooperate and others don’t, it doesn’t make sense ”.

Judith, Oaxacan inhabitant.

“I believe that the people who visit the Oaxacan capital should respect the customs of those of us who live here; but mainly we are opening our arms to them and they do not correspond, complying with the sanitary regulations ”.

Don Javier, Oaxacan citizen.

“The government does not seem to exist, it appears to collect taxes and apply fines, but when it must carry out measures in favor of the population, all it does is simulate its presence, but in reality it does nothing.”

Don Nicolás, Oaxacan inhabitant.

Source: nvinoticias.com

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