Mexico City, March 25th, 2020.
On March 23rd, 2020, the Head Office of Mexico City (“Jefatura de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México”) published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City (“Gaceta Oficial de la Ciudad de México”), the Agreement by which the activities conducted in as educational establishments and centers are temporarily suspended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mexico City, which entered into effect at the time of its publication and will remain in place until April 19, 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the «Agreement«).
The measures the Agreement order to be implemented are the following:
1.The following public and private establishments are ordered to temporarily suspend their activities:
a)Commercial establishments with a neighbourhood impact and a zoning impact: party halls, movie theatres, public theatres, bars, private clubs, casinos, nightclubs, clubs and their variables.
b)Low-impact commercial establishments: public and steam baths, sports gyms, museums, zoos, electronic and/or video game entertainment centers, mechanics, electromechanics, bowling alleys and billiards. In addition, the list also includes Innovation, Freedom, Art, Education and Knowledge spots, Child Development Centers, DIF Centers in Mexico City, DIF Day Centers in Mexico City, Child Care and Development Centers and educational institutions at all levels in Mexico City.
2.Orders the suspension of those public and private activities, including religous ones, with an influx number of more than 50 people.
3.It is encouraged for activities with an influx number below the number indicated above, to be suspended.
4.The Institute for Administrative Veriﬁcation («INVEA») is instructed to take the necessary actions to guarantee the provisions of the Agreement.
INVEA will have the faculty to impose precautionary security measures and sanctions in case of violation of the content of the Agreement by applying the regulations of the respective subject matter.
The Administrative Law and Corporate Law practices will continue to monitor and inform of any new developments in this area.
Daniel del Río
Juan Carlos Serra