200 Mexicans Queue For Booze With No Social Distancing

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Newsflash


These images show the 200-person queue which formed outside a Mexican beer wholesaler as residents broke social distancing measures to get their hands on booze before cops arrived.

The images were reportedly taken outside a wholesaler in the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico as local media report over 200 local residents queued to get their hands on beer during lockdown.

A video shows police officers arriving at the scene and speaking to what appears to be a worker at the wholesaler.

Reports state those in the queue were not respecting social distancing measures and the Mayor of Hermosillo Celida Lopez wrote on Twitter: “The line is not to buy bread but beer. Next time, no matter what they are selling, if they cause this fuss we will close it. The establishment was fined as well as residents who were badly parked causing problems.”

Reports said the local government launched a series of restrictive measures to control the sale of alcohol including the prohibition of its sale in several shops and limiting the sale to specific hours in supermarkets and convenience stores.

The Alcohol Fiscal Inspector of the local government Zaira Fernandez told local media there are 200 establishments in the state authorised to sell alcohol which are respecting the security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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