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Coronavirus increases put Cancun, Riviera Maya back to orange and with restrictions

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Starting next week, the entire northern Cancun, Riviera Maya region will regress backward to an orange epidemiological light due to a continued increase in Coronavirus infections.

State governor Carlos Joaquin made the news known Thursday, saying that from January 25 to 31, the northern portion of the state will roll back to orange. The rollback not only means strict compliance with sanitary protocols, it also means a decrease of business capacity from 60 percent to 30.

Carlos Joaquín says that infections have rebounded in the past two weeks, warning that the northern region needs to get back on track because if it continues with this trend, the region will revert even further, returning to a red light, which will mean confinement.

“We are facing a crucial moment. I will say this clearly. If we do not take sanitary measures seriously, we can lose, in a very short time, what we have managed to gain in recent months,” he said stressing that sanitary measures are not optional, but mandatory.

He says beginning next week, the government will organize and deploy supervisory operations for strict compliance with sanitary protocols and sanctions in public transport, high-traffic public spaces, colonies of high contagion, beaches, tianguis and markets as well as ferries and boats and commercial establishments.

Mobility will also be restricted again with the reinstallation of sanitary filters, street closures and various operations to limit road traffic. “We will apply rapid tests and screening at strategic points to isolate cases,” he said.

“We are going to relocate health personnel to hospitals with critical capacity and vaccinate doctors in vulnerable situations to have more personnel for medical care.

“We are at a crucial moment in which we must understand that what each person does can affect himself, his family and everyone around him. What we do will define what is to come in the future for everyone,” he said.