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Covid-19 restrictions in La Paz

Civil Protection has just announced new restrictive measures for the Capital: limited hours for the sale of alcohol and access to beaches, in addition to the return of restrictions to enter the supermarket
After meeting the authorities of the Municipal Civil Protection Council in La Paz, it was determined that a reduction in the hours for the sale of alcohol will be implemented, in addition to reducing the capacity within the beaches and restaurants; in supermarkets and stores only one member per family will be accepted, warned Mayor Rubén Muñoz Álvarez.
“The entrance to supermarkets and department stores is reduced to only one member per family; alcohol sales hours in stores and supermarkets will be reduced until 6:00 pm ”, he said.
Regarding the sale of prepared food, the authority in the municipality of La Paz specified that the hours will be reduced until 10 at night, respecting a capacity of 30%, as established by the health alert system for Coronavirus. 


 

“For restaurants, which will have a capacity of 30% today, the food sale hours will be until 10:00 pm; as regards the sale of food on public roads, it will also be until 10:00 pm, but it will only be to take the food home ", he commented.
On the other hand, it was detailed that the capacity of public beaches will be 30%, with restricted hours from 7:00 to 19:00; likewise, religious activities, including cinemas, are suspended.
“All social events, parties in public rooms and parties at homes are canceled; in public transport a capacity of only 50% is established and under strict surveillance ”, said Rubén Muñoz.
Finally, in the case of gyms, it was detailed that only outdoor activities will be allowed and that the La Paz boardwalk will be closed in the evening: from the morning to 10 in the morning ”, he added.

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AMLO fell well short

Mexico’s López Obrador loses some of his "Teflon" in midterm elections. Mexico's ruling political coalition is projected to lose its qualified majority in the lower house of Congress after a poor showing in midterm elections Sunday, according to initial figures released by the government. 

López Obrador's left-leaning political party, Morena, won about 35% of the vote. Morena and its governing partner, Partido Verde, are expected to win between 265 and 292 of the 500 seats in the lower house, according to preliminary figures from the National Electoral Institute (INE). 

 


López Obrador’s opponents framed the vote as one of the most important in recent Mexican history. They fear he wants to steer this country - the No. 1 U.S. trading partner - back toward the kind of one-party authoritarian system that prevailed for most of the 20th century. Critics compare the Mexican leader to populists such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Salvadoran leader Nayib Bukele, who have demonized adversaries and rebuffed challenges to their authority by the judiciary.

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Dogs die in hot cars

Many people believe it’ll never happen to them, yet every year people gamble with their beloved dog’s life and every summer dogs die in hot cars. Warm weather offers the perfect opportunity to get out and about with your four legged friend, but don’t forget that a warm day for us is even hotter when you have a fur coat on! 

Put yourself in their paws. Even parked in the shade with the windows open, a car can quickly become an oven. When it’s 22°C outside, within an hour the temperature in a car can reach an unbearable and deadly 47°C. If your dog’s internal body temperature exceeds 41°C, it can be fatal. 


 

Think how frightening that must be, with no way of escape. If you’re out and about this summer, we wouldn’t recommend taking your pooch with you if it’s likely you’ll have to leave them in the car.

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If you fully vaccinated

C.D.C. (Centers for Disease Control) eases outdoor mask advice. - We do not know on how far this recommendations, the CDC is an US government agency, could be applied for our local setting - if not already in place - however, it never hurts to check up on what genuine action others take to battle this pandemic. All advise is based on common sense it appears. We will research to find more information on how this recommendations been compiled.

 COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what the CDC knows about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 

 



They are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions - like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces - in indoor public places until the CDC knows more.

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Covid-19 deaths are accelerating WHO warns

Globally, new COVID-19 cases increased for the eighth consecutive week, with more than 5.2 million new cases reported in the last week –surpassing the previous peak in early January 2021 (Figure 1). The number of new deaths increased for the fifth consecutive week, an 8% increase as compared to the previous with over 83000 new deaths reported. Last week the reported cumulative COVID-19death toll surpassed 3 million lives; the pace of deaths is accelerating, it took nine months to reach 1 million deaths, another four to surpass 2 million, and just three to reach 3 million deaths. 

 

All regions except the European and Western Pacific regions reported an increase in the number of weekly deaths, with the largest increase in the South-East Asia Region followed by the Eastern Mediterranean Region, largely due to an increase in new deaths in the Islamic Republic of Iran.The countries reporting the highest number of new cases represent four of the six WHO regions: India (1429304 new cases; 64% increase), the United States of America (477 778 new cases; 2% increase), Brazil (459 281 new cases; 1% decrease), Turkey (414 312 new cases; 17% increase), and France (233 275 new cases; 12% decrease).