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Residents of Tulum told drastic actions to be taken after mayor reports “alarming increase” in infections

Tulum, Q.R. — The head of Public Security says mobility restrictions will be reinstated in the municipality of Tulum after its mayor, Victor Mas Tah, reported an “alarming increase of cases” of COVID-19.

Police Chief Alberto Capella Ibarra said that although Tulum is part of the orange epidemiological light, he warned that the actions will be “more drastic” than those applied in the capital city of Chetumal.

“At the instructions of the Governor @CarlosJoaquin and in coordination with (…) @VictorMasT we will be announcing in the next few hours more decisive actions in Tulum to restrict social mobility by applying more drastic actions including those of Chetumal,” he said on his social network.

The announcement came after Tulum Mayor reported an alarming increase in infections. On social media, Víctor Mas Tah said he regretted that Tulum citizens do not take the corresponding sanitary measures seriously, causing an “alarming increase” in the number of cases.

“We have seen an alarming increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Tulum and with it, hospital occupation. This is because many people have not complied with self-care measures,” he said.

The mayor warned that if Tulum continues along this path, health authorities will return the population to more strict confinement “in which businesses and all economic activities will be forced to close again,” he stressed.