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Cancun beaches enforce strict Coronavirus protocols even though state returns to yellow epidemiological light

Cancun, Q.R. — For the upcoming week, the entire state of Quintana Roo will operate under a yellow light. State governor Carols Joaquin says that from February 22 to 28, the state epidemiological light will return to yellow, allowing a greater occupancy of businesses.

The yellow upgrade was made after the state recorded a decrease in covid infections. However, he says in the south, in the state capital, greater attention will be paid to the application of protocols because even though there was a 28 percent decrease in the contagion curve in recent days, there are warning signs of another possible increase.

For the current week, the state will revert back to yellow since, for the first time since the holiday season, there has been a decrease in the contagion curve in all 11 municipalities.

Joaquin expressed his concern over the reverting to and from yellow and orange, explaining the state cannot have an epidemiological light that goes from orange to yellow and from yellow to orange because it has a profound effect on the local economy.

“When the protocols are respected, the epidemiological light immediately indicates it,” Carlos Joaquín noted.

In Cancun, the director of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone, Vagner Elbiorn, reported that health protocols will remain in place for beachgoers. He says that with the change from orange back to yellow, beach capacities will increase from 30 percent to 60 percent.

He says even with the advancement in epidemiological light and decrease in covid cases, sanitary measures will remain the same, which include temperature taking, the use of masks to enter and group maximums of five people. Alcoholic beverages are still prohibited and beach schedules will remain from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.