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Yucatan governor closes schools as well as Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún

Merida, Yucatan — The Governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila Dosal, has announced the suspension of classes and closure of two of the state’s popular tourist attractions due to Covid-19.

Mauricio Vila says that classes around the state will be canceled and spring break started early in an effort to contain Covid 19. In a public statement, the governor of Yucatan said that schools will be shut for a month starting March 17.

“Most of the universities in our state are made up of a very high population of students from other states of the country, which in some schools, reaches almost 50 percent,” he said during his explanation for the closing of the state’s schools. The closures apply to all levels.

He also announced the closure of the archaeological zones of Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún for the equinox on the 20, 21 and 22 of March to mitigate the entry of the Coronavirus.

“I have instructed the suspension of activities and entry to the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún on March 20, 21 and 22, which will allow us to significantly reduce the chances of contagion to our population.”

He added that the woman diagnosed with coronavirus late last week continues to evolve normally, following all hospital care and protocols. He noted that of the three suspected cases, two have already been ruled out and one more remains under analysis.