Citizens denounce Mérida “Tianguistas” for not following security measures

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Citizens assures that when attending the “Tianguis” in Mérida, at least 50% of the vendors do not use the face mask, which causes discussions with the merchants

(MERIDA, YUC. – TYT), January 28, 2022.- Despite the intensive increase in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks in Yucatan, which has already exceeded the barrier of a thousand per day, street vendors operate with their own rules without the authorities monitoring the correct application of health protocols.

The so-called street markets open from one to two times a week, with the attendance of up to 2,500 customers.

Denuncian falta de medidas sanitarias en tianguis de Mérida | PorEsto
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The State Government has asked to reinforce the hygiene and safety protocols for the spread of the virus, and although the restrictions have not returned, street vendors do not comply with what is indicated by the authorities, causing disagreement with those who come to these places in search of buying products at low price.

Laura Sosa commented: “50 percent of those who sell in the tianguis do not use a face mask or put it on badly, we do not come for pleasure but because things here are much cheaper; when you mention that they should attend with the mask on, it’s a lawsuit and they don’t even sell you anymore. I am used to going to several markets and there are some that comply with health standards, but 80 percent do not”

“We are not asking that they be closed, we are asking that they comply with the protocols to avoid contagion; We know that these flea markets generate many jobs and are the livelihood of thousands of people and also that they help us with the economic crisis, but we must force them to put on the mask properly and not do inappropriate things, ” assured, Marbella Dominguez.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in Mérida there are around 20 tianguis in different areas of the city, but they also operate in municipalities such as Kanasín, Umán and Maxcanú.

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