Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The mandatory use of mouth masks in open spaces could soon be a thing of the past. With the ongoing green epidemiological light and handful of new covid-19 infections being recorded around the state, the governor is preparing to eliminate their mandatory use.
During a weekend report, Governor Carlos Joaquín said that after a marked decrease in the number of covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, Quintana Roo is preparing to eliminate the mandatory use of mouth masks in open spaces.
He explained that their mandatory use in all open spaces could be eliminated by mid-April as long as there are no spikes in infections.
“It is important not to let our guard down. Easter is coming and the return to face-to-face classes is now 100 percent, so it will be important to follow health measures,” he said.
He also said that the decision is not being made solely on the number of infections. “It is not only due to the decrease in the number of cases, but over time, that we do not have a rebound,” he noted.
The decision to reconsider their use comes two years after the first positive covid-19 case was made in Quintana Roo.
On Sunday, the Governor of Nuevo León, Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda, announced the use of mouth masks in open spaces as optional. Mouth masks in closed spaces such as schools and public transportation services are still required.