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Cancun, Riviera Maya reach yellow epidemiological light

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The northern region of the state of Quintana Roo has turned its epidemiological light to yellow. The updated color means a greater occupancy rate for Cancun, Riviera Maya businesses as well as the easing of some restrictions.

The announcement was made late Thursday by Governor Carlos Joaquín who reported that from September 7 to 13, the state epidemiological light will be changed to yellow in the north zone. He also reported that the south zone remains orange.

He specified that for the Cancun, Riviera Maya (northern) zone, professional, technical, consulting and advisory services can operate at a maximum 75 percent capacity. Other businesses able to reopen will be open-air gyms and sports facilities. He indicated that they can operate at a 70 percent capacity, adding that closed spaces (indoor gym facilities), can operate at a 50 percent maximum capacity.

The change of the light also means hotels, restaurants, historic sites, theme parks, golf courses, tourist services, beaches and public parks, religious services, theaters and cinemas, shopping centers, department stores, manufacturing centers, real estate, hairdressers and beauty salons can now operated at a 60 percent capacity.

Under the yellow light, schools, bars, discos and entertainment centers will remain closed.

In his address to the state, the Governor said “Hope is fundamental. The hope that Quintana Roo will recover its economy, that Quintana Roo will shine again as a state in which jobs are created, a state that has the opportunity to provide a better standard of living for its families, families who have come from many places to work, to seek a better standard of living for themselves, for their children, for their partners, for the whole family.”

Mayors around the state have also been waiting for the yellow epidemiological light, at which time, municipal heads said they would begin a gradual reopening of the beaches.