Cancun, Riviera Maya — After state governor Carols Joaquin announced another yellow week for Quintana Roo, the federal government announced the state had returned to an orange epidemiological light. The confusion arose over the weekend after the federal government released its Coronavirus map showing an orange Quintana Roo.
During an interview, Carlos Joaquin explained that the federal government was using figures from nearly two weeks ago, which returned the state to an orange situation, however, he guaranteed that the entire state of Quintana Roo is under a yellow epidemiological light for the upcoming week of September 28 to October 4.
“12 days ago when we made the change, we were yellow in the north and orange in the south because we had had a small regrowth or rebound. So that moment was reflected in the federal traffic light”, he explained.
In their news release, the federal government acknowledged that Campeche is the first state to obtain a green epidemiological light, according to the Ministry of Health. Upon entering the green light, educational institutions will be able to begin the reopening process, although the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, asked not to rush back to classes.
Health officials also said that 16 of Mexico’s states have now advanced into a yellow epidemiological light. They include Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcal. The remainder of the states remain orange, with the exception of Campeche, who is officially green as of today.