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New date for reopening of southern archaeological sites announced

Chetumal, Q.R. — Five archaeological zones located in the southern area of Quintana Roo have had their reopenings postponed. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) postponed the reopening of the sites until October 5.

Initially, all five archaeological zones were scheduled to reopen to the public September 28, however, due to a recent increase in Covid-19 figures, officials have decided to wait another week.

The director of Tourism of the municipality of Othón Pompeyo Blanco, Eréndira Moreno, reported it will be next week when the Oxtankah, Kohunlich, Dzibanché, Kinichná and Chacchoben archaeological zones will reopen, which she noted, will contribute to the economic recovery of the southern area.

She recalled that the reopening had been scheduled for Monday September 28, after the epidemiological light change to yellow, but it was decided to postpone the date to fine-tune health protocols and prevent Covid-19 infections.

She pointed out that the decision was made by municipal authorities in coordination with the director of the INAH Center in Quintana Roo, Margarito Molina, adding that it will be health authorities that define the certification of archaeological zones and health protocols.