López-Gatell was photographed over the weekend at what appears to be an oceanfront restaurant in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, in the tourist-friendly beach town of Zipolite. The images quickly went viral on social media. A Mexican government source has confirmed the authenticity of the photos.
In them, López-Gatell can be seen sharing a table with a woman. He is not wearing a mask, which is not required while seated in restaurants allowed to be open. Another viral photo from a few days earlier also showed him in an airplane aisle using his cell phone, his mask pulled down below his nose and chin.