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City of Cancun still has “red traffic light” regarding coronavirus cases

Cancun, Q.R. — “We still have a red colored traffic light. Although we would like the contingency to be lifted, we have to be respectful of the preventative measures to avoid contagions,” said the city council general secretary Jorge Carlos Aguilar Osorio.

He says they continue to wait for news on the lifting of restrictions, which will be announced by Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa. He says she continues to hold meetings with other government officials as they work out a plan to lift restrictions.

“There has been a relaxation, which is why the mayor, governor and the undersecretary (Hugo López-Gatell) has asked people not to relax their sanitary measures. The truth is we have seen a little more people on the streets, which is understandable because people get to the point where they have to find daily sustenance,” he explained.

Aguilar Osorio says the reopening to the new normal is not up to city council, noting that doing so without permission would result in sanctions for non-compliance.

“It will be up to the state and federal governments to decide how much of the current red light turns yellow” in Cancun.

“At the moment, there are no health powers to say who can and cannot open. It is up to the federal government and in part, the state through the Ministry of Health. Everything depends entirely on them,” he noted.