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Officials reminding people Isla Mujeres beaches remain closed

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The municipal head of Isla Mujeres says that although some industries have returned to work, beaches remain closed. Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis says that despite the fact that on June 1, some sectors such as construction, fishing and tourism, have begun to gradually return to their activities, beaches of the municipality of Isla Mujeres continue to be closed until determined by the federal government.

Kerem Pinto Aguilar, director of the Federal Terrestrial Maritime Zone (Zofemat), explained that although the destination’s beaches play a very important role in reviving tourism and the local economy, they are still closed to the general public, avoiding thus the agglomeration of people and therefore the possible spread of Covid-19.

“Work has been carried out with the minimum number of personnel and with the pertinent preventive measures to keep our beaches in optimal conditions, since without a doubt, they will play a very important role in the economic revival of our island, but it is important to return gradually and with responsibility because the Covid-19 is still out there,” she explained.

She added that Isla Mujeres is ready to enter the New Normal, however the municipality will follow indications of the federal government and the Ministry of Health for the reopening of beaches and thus, not expose locals and visitors. She added that surveillance continues to be carried out between Zofemat, Civil Protection and Public Security, inviting those who go to the beaches to return to their homes.

“We continue with the commitment to preserve the health of our island families, and also of those who visit us. Everything will be returned gradually, so we urge you to be patient, responsible and continue with hygiene measures so we can move into the New Normal.”