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“Ley Seca” on alcohol sales and socialization

Dear Editor,
Our beloved little country is being overwhelmed by Covid-19, and GOB seems to be at a loss to handle it.

We as a people must understand that this virus is spread by the breath. It is a respiratory disease. The only real weapon of defense we have is the the protocols. First and foremost, wear a mask; secondly, keep your distance, and wash your hands.

People’s behavior is wreaking havoc on these protocols, and in my mind, one of the main culprits is socializing, with alcoholic drinks being involved. We need a “Ley Seca” or ban on alcohol sales at least for a while, except to alcoholics who cannot live without it.

This 7:00 p.m. curfew is not the solution. Life must go on, and people have to work. Cramping businesses will only mess up the economy. You only have to wear a mask when speaking to or being around other people. It is up to us to stop this virus. The vaccination helps, but doesn’t stop the virus. Mandating it will only cause adverse social reaction, since the vaccine affects some persons worse than the actual disease.

Come on, GOB. Listen to the voice of the people and apply some knowledge and common sense before chaos ensues. Try forming committees to handle the situation. Applying the law through the Police Department only makes things worse. Remember Jessie Escobar.
Sorry if I’m blunt, but these are serious times.

Regards,
Romel Cuello

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