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Governor says new decree makes mouth guards mandatory

Cancun, Q.R. — In a public address, the governor of Quintana Roo says as of December 15, a decree has been issued that makes the wearing of mouth guards mandatory. The new legally enforceable law implies the mandatory use of face masks throughout the state. He said that as of December 15, face masks are mandatory to prevent a continued rise in Covid-19 infections.

On social media, Governor Carlos Joaquin posted “Decree the mandatory use of the face mask from today in #QuintanaRoo. The meetings should be family and 10 people maximum taking care of habits. I invite you to report 911, there will be fines and penalties for those who endanger health.”

During his address, he shared a virtual meeting with Doctor Carlos Castillo Salgado, Director of the John Hopkins Global Public Health Observatory, who explained that masks reduce the risk of contagion by 60 percent.

Doctor Carlos Castillo spoke about the importance of the use of a mask during the emergency for the containment of Covid-19, the benefits and its relevance in preventing the spread of infections, the result of several studies carried out by John’s Global Public Health Observatory Hopkins.

During the address, Carlos Joaquín released the high-ranking neighborhoods with the most positive cases this week, seven of which are from Chetumal and include Adolfo López Mateos, Caribe, Jardines, Solidaridad, Subteniente López Centro, Las Américas III and Payo Obispo.

In Benito Juárez (Cancun), the high-ranking neighborhoods were Gran Santa Fe II and Prado Norte, and in Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), it was the Ejidal neighborhood. He said that 10,000 rapid tests will be applied in these areas, which will allow them additional information in relation to the risks of contagion.