Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day

Published: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:37pm
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Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum wears a face mask at a press conference during the coronavirus pandemic.

MEXICO CITY — Coronavirus cases in Mexico City are still on the rise, and most businesses are closed or limited to home delivery. And the city’s government and businesses have an unusual strategy to lower the risks this weekend, which has to do with parental festivities.

Mexico City’s Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum agreed with the local chamber of restaurants to postpone this year’s Father’s Day celebration to the third Sunday of August. The festivity is traditionally held on the third Sunday of June. 

Sheinbaum said she trusts the city’s inhabitants' exemplary behavior, just like they showed during Mother’s Day. 

But back then, the mayor proposed to move the mother's celebration from May to July, and yet thousands of people went out and held parties. 

Many bakeries, markets and flower shops had to shut down or be supervised by the police, as they became high-risk areas for spreading the coronavirus.  

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