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Governor says some municipalities reverting back to red epidemiological light due to increase in Covid cases

Chetumal, Q.R. — State officials have warned that some municipalities of Quintana Roo are being returned to a red epidemiological light due to a continual increase of Covid-19 infections. Alberto Capella, the Director de Seguridad Pública de Quintana Roo, posted the update to his social media, saying that Governor Carlos Joaquin has requested the reinstatement of mobility and confinement restrictions for some municipalities.

Capella added that those municipalities have not yet been named, but that they will be over the course of Monday.

“The Governor of the State@CarlosJoaquin has ordered me to resume the actions of non-mobility and social confinement in some municipalities of the entity given the large increase in infections. We will announce the actions and the municipalities in which they will be applied,” he posted.

Currently, both the northern and southern regions are listed as an orange epidemiological light, which allows for a majority of businesses to be open at a maximum capacity of 30 percent. Beaches and public spaces such as parks and gyms, remain closed.

Over the past week, Carlos Joaquin has made reference to municipalities such as Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal) where increases in infections continue. Capella noted that of the 11 state municipalities, only some will be reverted back to a red epidemiological light, which will involve both social confinement and mobility restrictions.

The names of the municipalites that will be set back to red with restrictions is expected later today.