Council Uses 100s Of Grave Crosses In Stay Home Message

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

These eery images show how a Mexican city council has placed hundreds of cemetery crosses alongside one of its busiest roads to remind people to stay home during the coronavirus crisis.

The wooden crosses were placed under a bridge at the crossroads of Universidad and Nogalar avenues in the city of San Nicolas de los Garza in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon with the message ‘Quedate En Casa’ (Stay Home).

The city council said in a press statement shared on Facebook that the display is part of a campaign to remind people not to leave their homes unless strictly necessary.

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The council said an increase in new cases of COVID-19 and the strain they have placed on the local health system had motivated the campaign.

The crosses were made with recycled material and the letters for the message are those used by the council for cultural events.

The city council have organised campaigns on television and social media to help spread the “stay home” message, with the press releasing saying that 1,741 cases were confirmed last weekend, over double the figure from 15 days before.

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According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has registered 311,486 cases of COVID-19 and 36,327 related deaths.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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