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Mexico City lab detected 18 imported cases of Omicron into state over holidays

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The 18 cases of Omicron recorded in Quintana Roo were imported says Governor Carlos Joaquin. The cases, which were detected by a lab in Mexico City over the holiday period, were imported by travelers.

He said that patients related to this variant were not infected in the Mexican Caribbean, but were detected here, which would be classified as imported cases. He said that overall, a general increase in covid-19 infections has been recorded.

Joaquin is asking people to reinforce preventive measures to avoid the uncontrolled growth of infections, which as been seen in the context of the December holidays, with the arrival of national and international tourists.

He expressed that in recent days, Quintana Roo has registered an increase, mainly in Benito Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Tulum and Solidaridad.

He explained that today, however, we are not on the same stage as we were at the end of 2020.

“We have a high percentage of vaccinated people. We have efficient sanitary protection measures in place. Our doctors have acquired enough experience to treat the disease and we know the most effective actions to fight the virus,” he said.

Joaquín made it clear that the fight against the coronavirus is not a battle for a few, but for everyone, adding that thanks to a collaborated effort, advancements have been made in the economic recovery without putting the health of families at risk.

He said although there has been an increase in contagions, the state will remain in a green epidemiological light for the week of January 3 to 9. The reason, he said, is due “to the fact that we have managed to control hospitalizations, reduce serious cases and reduce the number of deaths.”

However, he warned that there is a risk of changing color if the number of infections continues to increase.

“Maintaining this balance in the coming weeks depends on how long we can maintain exemplary behavior without exposing ourselves to unnecessary risks, which in addition, could take us back to yellow, orange or red and cost us the economic progress gained, not to mention the health of our loved ones,” he explained.

Governor Carlos Joaquín said that 2021 has taught us important lessons. It was a year of learning in which we demonstrated that if we all unite around a shared goal, it is possible to move forward.
It also taught us that although the pandemic is not over, we are capable of facing adversity with optimism, responsibility and solidarity.

Based on these lessons, “I hope that 2022 will be a year of frank economic recovery, of union between the people of Quintana Roo and of health for all families.”