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Beale, Joaquin meet to discuss tourism and pandemic

Cancun, Q.R. — Covid-19 health care was one of the topics discussed at a meeting between Governor Carlos Joaquín, and the United States Consul General in Mérida, Courtney Beale.

On Thursday, the two met to discuss health, tourism, public safety and economic development issues with Beale highlighting the support and measures taken to protect the health of travelers.

Beale also noted the rapid testing being provided in hotels and airports for travelers who require the negative tests to return home.

“This allows greater collaboration in the economic reactivation and the flow of tourists to Quintana Roo, in a safer way,” she said.

Consul Beale announced to Governor Carlos Joaquín the donation of 4.5 million peso by the United States government and through the Coronavirus Assistance Program, to the Secretary of Health of Quintana Roo to collaborate with their efforts in fighting the pandemic.

The donation is part of the 10.5 million peso that is being donated to health facilities throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. The money will be used to acquire medical and personal protection equipment for health professionals in general hospitals in Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Campeche.

During the meeting, Consul Courtney Beale and Governor Carlos Joaquín discussed common issues including the current health, tourism, public safety and economic development situation as well as the new travel requirements to enter the United States.