As a complementary measure to the Emergency Decree derived from the pandemic by coronavirus or Covid-19, and as it is considered a non-essential activity, the State Treasury Secretariat extended the prohibition of alcoholic beverages to retail outlets.
Through the document published in the Official Gazette of the State Government, it is also established that the hours of sale of alcoholic beverages are restricted from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in self-service stores, groceries, hotels or motels, Monday through Sunday.
In the turns of restaurants and places for food, the hours during the contingency will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday, as a measure to strengthen the “Stay at home” strategy.
The foregoing, taking into account requests made by some municipal presidents and sectors of civil society, who asked to take measures to reduce the sale of alcoholic beverages, in order to reduce parties with large groups and reduce the risks of violence, due to the social isolation by Covid-19.
The CEO of Alcoholes, Zayra Fernández, specified that as a complement to the decree, the prohibition of alcohol sales in bars, bowling alleys, nightclubs, nightclubs with semi-nude shows, events center or dance hall, VIP cinema, is ratified, sports or recreational center, among others.
These new measures will take effect from April 3, 2020 and will last until the Secretary of Health of Sonora and the federal government give instructions that there is no risk of contagion, which will be made public and a decision will be issued. agreement for lifting the measure that is being established through this document.
Zayra Fernández reiterated that these urgent actions are aimed at preserving and improving the public health of Sonorans, as measures to prevent, control, combat, and eradicate the existence and transmission of Covid-19, as well as strengthening the strategy “Stay at home ”with a healthy coexistence, free from domestic violence.