State Health authorities banned the use of beaches in Baja California Sur

State Health authorities banned the use of beaches in Baja California Sur

Sep 6, 2017

State Health authorities banned the use of beaches in Baja California Sur as a preventive measure to avoid diseases, as there is a lot of garbage as part of tropical storm “Lidia’s” aftermath.

Blanca Pulido Medrano, head of the Coepris in BCS, confirmed that the measure is established for at least three days. The municipality of Los Cabos, received the large amounts of sediment.

She indicated that this is a precautionary measure and urged the population, residents and tourists, to comply with instructions to avoid skin diseases or other type of infections.

‘Lidia’ causó severos daños en carreteras, viviendas y servicios básicos. (AFP)

Pulido Medrano pointed out that they are collecting samples on the beaches of the five municipalities of the state to avoid any risk. She stated that inspection and monitoring brigades have been deployed not only from Coepris, but from the federal agency and the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece), not only for the beach area but also in restaurants, in order to prevent any fodd contamination.

“For now, there is a restriction for a number of restaurants in the municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz, due to a spill of sewage in both areas. This measure is necessary to prevent diseases,” Pulido Medrano concluded.

Source: El Universal

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