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State at risk as new Covid-19 cases continue to soar

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The entire state of Quintana Roo is at risk of having mouth masks becoming mandatory again. In a Thursday night video, Governor Carlos Joaquín warned residents that the state continues to record high figures of new Covid-19 cases.

He says each day, the state is averaging between 200 and 300 new positive cases. He says people need to wear their masks in closed spaces to help stop the spread of the virus.

Joaquin pointed out that in economic terms, the state is recovering well with more than 200,000 international visitors last week alone. They also recorded nearly the same figure for national visitors to Quintana Roo. These numbers are expected to grown with the arrival of summer holidays.

The Secretary of Health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, has also said people need to continue with health and hygiene practices which includes a healthy distance, frequent hand washing and the use of the mask.

Earlier this week, the Government of Quintana Roo reinstated the mandatory use of mouth masks for all government workers across the state due to the increase in infections.