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Cozumel on further lockdown as SARS-CoV-2 cases increase to four

Cozumel, Q.R. — In a public message, the Municipal President of Cozumel says he will continue to strengthen the stay at home strategy to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Pedro Joaquín Delbouis says that along with the closure of beaches and shops on the island, he is imposing additional restrictions such as the suspension of public transportation and only one person per motorcycle.

Pedro Joaquín made the announcement Friday saying the suspension of public transportation services and the one-person-per-motorbike rule is officially in force along with the closure of beaches and shops in order to reduce the mobility of people and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“We have decided to penalize, starting Friday, people who ride a motorcycle with passengers. This in order to continue strengthening the stay-at-home strategy and further reduce mobility on the streets and thus stop the spread of the virus,” said the municipal president.

He noted to also reduce island mobility, the Cozumel Airport has stopped receiving regular flights and that they have been keeping ferry crossings to and from the island at a minimum.

“These measures strengthen the actions and the call to social responsibility to stay at home that we have implemented for two weeks. We are facing a global pandemic and we have to abide by the security and sanitary provisions to safeguard the health and well-being of the inhabitants of Cozumel,” he emphasized.

On Friday, the number of positive SARS-CoV-2 cases doubled for Cozumel, now totaling four.