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Mayor, health officials stress Playa del Carmen remains free of coronavirus

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Solidaridad City Council has reported that of the six positive cases of Covid-19 confirmed so far in Quintana Roo, none have occurred in the municipality of Solidaridad.

In a Covid-19 update of epidemiological information, Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete confirmed the city remains free of coronavirus. She said in contrast to what happened in Benito Juárez (Cancun), activities in commercial establishments have not been suspended in Solidaridad, but other measures were adopted.

In its report and according to statements by the Ministry of Health, as of March 19, there were 62 suspected cases in the state of which 39 have been reported as negative, 17 remain under study and 6 positive, none of which are registered in the city of Playa del Carmen or its municipality.

We remain attentive to the guidelines that are updated daily by the Federal Secretary of Health and the State Health Services on possible measures to suspend specific and commercial activities, she noted.

She explained that they have made the decision to suspend work meetings of more than 10 people, adding that public disinfection has also begun starting with city council offices.

Doctor Héctor González Rodríguez, the director of Salud Física y Emocional of Solidaridad said “We have enabled our health centers with all the ecological-sanitary contingency protocols, the doctors who work there are trained in the diagnosis and analysis of suspected cases,” adding that the measures implemented at the local level are 100 percent aligned with those of the Government of Quintana Roo and the Government of Mexico.