The small community of Yucay in Cusco’s Sacred Valley is apparently fed up with people who refuse to wear face masks and face shields.
According to the mayor, Leocadio Madera, people who violate the laws will be required to perform community service in support of the construction of Yucay’s new COVID cemetery.
“The fines will be applied, in addition to those that correspond according to the law, in communal works,: said Madera. “That is to say, for example, we are opening a COVID-19 cemetery. There we are going to make people work who do not comply with these measures that have been taken.”
In the last few days face protection was distributed to residents free of charge and, according to Madera, there is no excuse for not using them.
“We have delivered to each person in Yucay well in advance,” he said. “What is happening is that they are not using them and we are going to force their use.”
The mayor also announced workers will go house to house to conduct detection operations. People diagnosed will have to quarantine for 14-days during which they will be given a food basket to last during the period of isolation.
Yucay is one of the most interesting and most beautiful places in the entire Sacred Valley. It is a place I ‘ve visited many times and really want to visit again soon, but overcrowded and non-enforcement of rules on public transportation have kept me from making the short trip there.
Here are a couple of past blog posts about visits to Yucay: