Last updateFri, 07 Aug 2020 12pm

Malecon merchants march for mercy

Around 30 of the merchants who do business in the tourist zone at Chapala’s Malecón staged a protest march Sunday, June 7, clamoring for the local government’s authorization to reopen their stalls, shuttered since late March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 spread accelerates

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Chapala jumped from two on Thursday, June 4 to 11 on  Sunday, June 7, while the tally in Jocotepec rose from five to nine over the same period, with the municipality’s first death attributed to the disease, according to statistics reported on the Jalisco Department of Health (SSJ) Radar system.