Montevideo Shopping Saturday Afternoon, One Week Into The "Sanitary Emergency"

Looking towards Montevideo Shopping from the intersection of LA Herrera and Avenida Rivera

Here are some scenes from Montevideo Shopping where Uruguay finds its people being very obedient despite calls for a forceful, mandatory quarantine being derped out by the doctor's labor union.

Looking towards Montevideo Shopping from the intersection of LA Herrera and Avenida Rivera

Looking down Luis Alberto Herrera where it intersects with Avenida Rivera. Nearly empty high traffic road, empty bus stop.

Gates Up

Access control gates up on the North Parking lot. This normally operates on a sort of voucher arrangement and fills despite the inconvenience posed by that arrangement.

Pocos coches

Abnormally, or new-normally, few vehicles parked despite the lack of restrictions.

no one

More of the new normal. Few bodies here, all of them very distantly spaced where once hundreds would have closely packed.

mvd shopping maindoor

The main entrance to Montevideo Shopping.

tiendainglesdoor

The entrance to Tienda Inglesa, which is open for business. It is incredibly hard to imagine compliance with "social distancing" and "#QuedateEnCasa" would be so complete if it wasn't what the Uruguayos wanted the whole time. It is also hard to see what more the much asked for "general quarantine" order would bring other than still greater costs on a government that can't afford to spend.

One Response to “Montevideo Shopping Saturday Afternoon, One Week Into The "Sanitary Emergency"”

  1. [...] No mandatory quarantines, no invasive surveillance state. Just an incredibly compliant population. [...]

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