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Banking in times of coronavirus

Alarmed at finding dozens of old folks huddled together outside Chapala’s Citibanamex branch Tuesday, City Hall Public Services chief Sergio Gutiérrez Tejeda stepped into action after the bank’s manager washed his hands of the problem, telling the official that he was only responsible for crowd control inside the doors.

pg12aGutiérrez promptly dispatched personnel to stick strips of yellow police tape onto the sidewalk to mark spacing at one-meter intervals while he walked among waiting clients to warn them of the dangers of not observing safe distancing.

In drive-by observations by this reporter early Monday, March 30, lines of a dozen or more customers were spotted awaiting entry to the Chapala branches of BBVA, Citibanamex and Santander.

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