The cantinas have finally shut down in Mexico City.
When the swine flu epidemic started many people were going to bars anyway, forgetting about swine flu for a few hours with a cold Corona.
Then as the death toll rose, the government asked the bar owners to be responsible and take a holiday so people wouldn’t be infecting each other.
Finally, a government decree Saturday said that if they didn’t do the right thing police could come and shut them down.
So now there are no bars, discos, schools, theaters, church masses, football matches or even museums for the public to go to.
But most people aren’t complaining too much though. They figure it is better to be alive and sober than happily drunk and coughing their way to hospital.