Perla Martínez / Reforma
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 12:59
Monterrey— In a new unprecedented measure in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the municipality of San Pedro Garza García in Nuevo León, will filter this morning those who enter and leave the municipality, whether or not they are residents.
At around midnight, the Administration headed by Miguel Treviño reported that the municipal Public Security Secretariat will implement Phase 4 of the operation starting at 7:00 am today to deal with the contingency.
Gerardo Escamilla, Secretary of Municipal Public Security, explained last night that 300 elements of the corporation will reinforce the filters in the accesses 24 hours.
There, he explained, they will randomly interview drivers in general and transport users about their reasons for entering or leaving the municipality, in addition to being able to take the temperature and ask about their state of health.
The intention, it was reported, is to direct them not to enter or leave if they are not going to some essential activity, as well as to take an alternative route if they are not residents or are not doing some priority activity.
The measure was taken in response to the increase in vehicular flow in San Pedro this week, compared to the previous one, the Secretary of Security indicated, and the cases of coronavirus in Nuevo León, which in a single day totaled 165, to go from 331 to 496.
Escamilla pointed out that at this stage they can only make the invitation not to enter or exit, but free transit cannot be impeded.
“We are not above the Constitution, but obviously we are going to register it (interview it),” he said.
“We are a bona fide authority,” he added.
“We are going to be interviewing the citizen and, if he tells us that he has an essential activity, we are going to let him circulate according to the Constitution.
“But, in those cases that we notice that it does not have an essential activity, we are going to order it to take shelter at home.”
The official indicated that they will only be asked for the circulation documents and not any that shows the place where he works.
If the driver is a resident, you will only be asked to show your voter registration card.
“We are going to rely on activity,” he said.
“To the extent that we can verify that the information is reliable, we will make better decisions.
Escamilla indicated that what is intended is to start monitoring non-essential activities in order to have a clearer graph of why more vehicles are circulating in the municipality.
“Because in the previous week the vehicle capacity decreased by 55 percent and in this one it increased by 15 percent.”
The official commented that they notified the municipalities of Monterrey and Santa Catarina, with which San Pedro limits.