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Quintana Roo government reinstates mandatory use of mouth masks for workers after continued rise in Covid-19 infections

Chetumal, Q.R. — An ongoing rise in covid-19 infections has resulted in the mandatory use of mouth masks for all state workers. On June 13, a letter from Selfiplan was issued to all government agencies updating the current health status.

In the letter, the Government of Quintana Roo says all state workers and public servants are required to wear mouth masks while on duty.

In early May, Governor Carlos Joaquín González announced that due to health stability, the use of the mouth mask in open spaces was voluntary. However, the state has continued to record a sharp increase in infections.

During the last 24-hour period, state health authorities have reported another 241 new covid-19 cases. Sefiplan says that the mandatory use of a face mask in government agencies is to reduce the risks of contagion and guarantee that in Quintana Roo “we continue with a lower incidences.”