Until April 30 the sale of intoxicating drinks in the municipality will be prohibited.
Miguel Cerna.- The Municipal Government of Jocotepec has banned the sale of alcohol from April 9 until April 30 or until further notice. The government has notified establishments that the sale of alcoholic beverages of any strength will be prohibited in all businesses in the lakeside municipality.
In a letter issued on the April , the Municipality notified restaurants, liquor stores, supermarkets, grocery stores and small markets of the new measure that seeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in society. Known in English as The Dry Law in Jocotepec, the letter follows the actions dictated by both the Federal Government and the State of Jalisco. The letter adds that «we as a municipality have to comply responsibly,» although neither the state or the Federal governments have made this measure effective.
The ban also contrasts with the neighboring municipality of Chapala, where its President Moisés Alejandro Anaya Aguilar ruled out the implementation of the «Dry Law» and only its marketing was restricted to essential lines such as groceries until 7:00 p.m. .
If the prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages is not respected in Jocotepec during the established period, the municipal authority warned it may impose fines, administrative sanctions and even the closure of shops.
(translated by Patrick O’Heffernan)
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