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Hotel Association says virus recurrence at this point would be catastrophic

Cancun, Q. R. — Aside from scheduling a return to tourism in the “new normal”, the state needs to stop the contagion curve and death rate, since a recurrence at this time would be catastrophic, says the president of the Hotel Association.

Roberto Cintrón Gómez, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres says that the first steps being taken in Quintana Roo to return to tourism are very positive, especially when establishing unified mechanisms and sanitary protocols that must be followed by all who are dedicated to the travel sector and industry.

However, he expressed that continued contagious figures are worrisome, especially in the Cancun-Tulum corridor with the municipalities of Solidaridad and Benito Juárez capturing the majority of positive cases.

“These efforts will be useless along with the two months of confinement if there is a regrowth,” he said.

Cintrón Gómez stated that Quintana Roo has participated in established health mechanisms to guarantee that workers, tourists and service providers are not at risk of contagion, or at least, not at risk of increasing the numbers.

The hotel leader expressed that for Quintana Roo, there is no other activity of greater importance than tourism, which contributes to at least 90 percent of the economy.

He also stressed that the sector is aware that this gradual return to tourism activities will be accompanied by a health certification process for hotels, facilities and tourism service providers, which guarantee preventive measures for workers and visitors.

These health protocols, which extend to airports, ports, all means of transportation and other facilities, have been shared to enrich the federal government’s draft protocol aimed at reopening within a new normal.

“But we have to stay at home. There is no better strategy at the moment than that, not to go out, stop the contagion curve and change the current red color of the traffic light,” he said.