Even though more than 80 percent of Jalisco’s over-60s population has received a first dose of the Covid vaccine, state authorities are advising families to eschew large Mother’s Day parties on May 10.
Mother’s Day celebrations last year led to a spike in Covid-19 infections, Health Secretary Fernando Petersen reminded citizens this week.
Petersen said gatherings to honor mothers should be kept to ten persons or less, or a maximum of two family nuclei.
To avoid crowds of people, Economic Development Coordinator Alejandro Guzmán Larralde said shop hours will be extended in the three days leading up to May 10, in order to avoid possible overcrowding.
In addition, all cemeteries throughout the state will be closed between May 7 and 12. Visits to grave sites are a major feature of Mother’s Day celebrations in Mexico.