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Governor says health protocols in place for reopening of Cancun, Riviera Maya beaches

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Governor Carlos Joaquín says that as of September 7, when beaches begin to reopen in the northern region of the state, hygiene and prevention protocols will be applied during the gradual opening of beaches.

In a public address, he said “some of the beaches may begin to open gradually, but alcoholic beverages cannot be consumed on them and food cannot be had. People will be able to start going, except for vulnerable groups.”

He explained that people considered part of vulnerable groups are those over 60, people with hypertension, people with diabetes, obesity and people who suffer from respiratory diseases, stressing that these groups run the highest risk of losing their lives if they become infected with Covid-19.

The update came from the governor as the epidemiological light for the northern area of Quintana Roo advances to yellow (from orange). This advancement means the gradual reopening of public spaces including beaches, as well as an increased occupancy rate for businesses.

Governor Carlos Joaquín reiterated that the change to yellow in the epidemiological light is only for the northern part of the state in the municipalities of Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Benito Juárez, Lázaro Cárdenas and Isla Mujeres.

The southern municipalities, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, José María Morelos, Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco will remain orange during the week of September 7 to 13.