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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 14:20 (61 days ago)

Ho hum. Another day of absolutely perfect weather along the Costa Grande of Guerrero. Eat your heart out! ;-)

My how quickly the world changes when you're having a good time.

Not seeing the response from our local and state governments that I had hoped for.

The mar de fondo has been hitting our coast for several days now. Some minor erosion in the bay but so far no problems that I'm aware of.

By the time our pier opens for business there will be damn little business. We sure as hell don't want to see any cruise ships here until the health contingency is over. And many hotels and restaurants are closing as a precaution. Unfortunately again today on our morning walk it was business as usual at the fishermen's market. Drunks having a party in the gazebo. No Guardia Nacional visible this morning. Tourists all bunched up and gawking, apparently oblivious to their blocking foot traffic, not respecting the safe distancing, and neither were most of the locals we saw. Not boding well.

Meanwhile Petatlán proactively announcing from megaphones on vehicles for folks to stay at home as much as possible. In stark contrast to what we're witnessing in Zihuatanejo.

Since the digitalization of the TV airwaves it seems a lot of people no longer watch the daily news, so they aren't as informed about things as they used to be. While the internet has lots of cool stuff, it is still a luxury too many people can't afford. Sometimes I really miss the 20th century.

Lots of new seating at the rebuilt pier. I really like that.

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by zulualpha, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 16:50 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The first Covid-19 death in the the state of Guerrero was announced a short time ago by state Health Sec. Carlos de la Peña Pintos. Location of the death not given in the news release. Maybe this is the news item needed to get folks tuned in as to what´s at stake here. If you´re a local -- stay home! If you´re from elsewhere, stay there!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 17:27 (61 days ago) @ zulualpha

The first Covid-19 death in the the state of Guerrero was announced a short time ago by state Health Sec. Carlos de la Peña Pintos. Location of the death not given in the news release. Maybe this is the news item needed to get folks tuned in as to what´s at stake here. If you´re a local -- stay home! If you´re from elsewhere, stay there!

Unfortunately drunks and too many other folks don’t pay any attention to the news and don’t believe a thing the government says. The overflow of humanity weakens us all.

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by zulualpha, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 18:04 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Especially when a large chunk of that "humanity" you refer to has nothing to lose. Some of them, sitting over at "la cancha," just cracked open another Modelo.

Speaking of which, some folks tell me the bar closure thing never happened. True?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 18:11 (61 days ago) @ zulualpha

Especially when a large chunk of that "humanity" you refer to has nothing to lose. Some of them, sitting over at "la cancha," just cracked open another Modelo.

Speaking of which, some folks tell me the bar closure thing never happened. True?

Bars are closed by order. Violators will be fined.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 23:20 (61 days ago) @ zulualpha

3-29-2020

Excerpt from post by zulualpha--->

...." Some of them, sitting over at "la cancha," just cracked open another Modelo.

Speaking of which, some folks tell me the bar closure thing never happened. True?
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As Z Rob said already, the bar closure is an order, and NOT an "invitation".

So the answer to your question is Yes & No:

Yes, a "closure" order was issued by el Director de la D.A.C.I.E.P, el Señor Julio Cesar Ocampo Rodriguez.

No, it was not enforced---YET.

Evidence shows that cooperating with the order issued by Ocampo Rdrgz. seems to be voluntary, at least up until Sat. evening, as on both Friday and Saturday nights, I observed at least EIGHT bars doing business, including that offensive bar now called "La Shula" on the corner of Nicolás Bravo and Vicente Guerreo. Though there was not even one customer at that bar, and very few at all the others that were open for business.
Apparently, the "borrachos" think that all the cerveza Corona they chug down makes them immune to the health problem :kingtut:

I have the phone # of the Secretary of Señor Ocampo Rodriguez.
Via a W.App message, I reported my observations last night and provided her with this listing of the non-compliant bars--->

Bar La Shula (antes E.G.O.); Los Delfines & Charco de la Ranas (both by la escuela primaria Vicente Guerrero); Bar Carlos en el Andador Agustín Ramírez, in front of el Hotel Avila; Bar La Cava Ingobernable & 1 other in that building down the hall in that plaza in front of el Zócalo; on el Paseo del Pescador both "Madana" and another several yards down towards the pier was also serving customers; and both Zorros & Zorritos.

I didn't leave tonite to see if the Inspectors from la D.A.C.I.E.P cracked down on the violators and actually, bar-by-bar, closed them down.

I'm not one much in favor of all the lawlessness, be it on a minor or a major scale, that is a constant here.

Apparently, others are more tolerable of it, including our local "Authorites", and it doesn't seem to bother them at all.

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jaui

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 18:12 (61 days ago) @ zulualpha

The first Covid-19 death in the the state of Guerrero was announced a short time ago by state Health Sec. Carlos de la Peña Pintos. Location of the death not given in the news release. Maybe this is the news item needed to get folks tuned in as to what´s at stake here. If you´re a local -- stay home! If you´re from elsewhere, stay there!

The location of the deceased was Acapulco.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 19:46 (61 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Can't see if it was Placidio Domingo

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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 20:10 (61 days ago) @ Talley Ho

It wasn't.