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Mobility restrictions implemented in Chetumal, Isla Mujeres to curb increase in Covid figures

Chetumal, Q.R. — Tuesday was the first full day for residents of Chetumal reverting back to the implementation of mobility restrictions due to their spike in Covid-19 infections.

The state government declared the Chetumal quarantine as of 11:00 p.m. Monday, given the high increase in positive Covid-19 cases. The head of state Public security Alberto Capella Ibarra, noted that inner city avenues will be closed and that health protocols at entry control posts will be tightened.

Capella said that some Chetumal city areas will also re-enter quarantine, stressing that some neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Cancun have also presented an increase in infections, and that the possible implementation of mobility restrictions are being analyzed.

For Isla Mujeres, mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis announced health security filters will be again be added at strategic points around the municipality also due to the high rates of Covid-19.

The mayor stated that through the General Directorate of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic, random filters will be implemented, returning non-essential travelers home. He added that the filters will also ensure people wear mandatory mouth masks.

Jaime Ongay Ortiz, the general director of Public Security and Municipal Traffic for Isla Mujeres explained that both locals and tourists are being encouraged to follow health sanitary protocols, which includes wearing mouth masks when in public.

“Based on the observed results in terms of mobility, what we are trying to do is raise awareness among people to use the appropriate instruments in the event of a contingency, and if they do not have them, we are offering them,” said the official.