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Carlos Joaquín: Quintana Roo Will Maintain Constant Fight Against Spread of COVID 19

CANCUN – In Quintana Roo, the constant fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues through coordinated actions within the general society, the tourism and business sectors. To continue with caution, the orange traffic light continues throughout the state, informed the Governor of the state, Carlos Joaquín.

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During the “Citizen Connection” program, the Governor said that the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state continues through different actions that have been undertaken. However, the increase in cases in some areas continues, so the epidemiological traffic light will remain in orange for the week of August 30 to September 5.

Currently in Quintana Roo, vaccination days are being held in Chetumal and Cancun, there is application of rapid testing, the reinforced promotion of healthy habits such as the use of face masks, frequent hand washing, the use of antibacterial gel and keeping a safe distance.

In addition, he stressed that this week the guidelines for a safe return to classes were released. The Secretary of Education of the State and the Secretary of Health assured that any schools or institutions that are not in condition to reopen safely will continue with the distance classes.

Carlos Joaquín stressed that with health measures and protocols such as monitoring in schools, this gradual return to face-to-face classes will be able to begin but he assured that it will not be a generalized return.

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In accordance with what was indicated by the executive, the school or institution that is not in a position to return to face-to-face classes will follow the distance education modality until it complies with the sanitary measures that guarantee safety for students, teachers and personnel of the education sector.

“Parents can be sure that adequate health protocols will be carried out to allow minors to have a safe return,” assured Carlos Joaquín.

On the other hand, the Governor highlighted in an important way the recent start-up of the first companies in the Industrial Park with a Strategic Fiscalized Enclosure, which gives guidelines for the beginning of the expansion of the infrastructure, the presentation of the enclosure manual and its link with the Chetumal Free Zone, highlighting the investment of almost 100 million pesos in the first phase.

During the program that is transmitted through the Quintana Roo Social Communication System and the networks of the General Coordination of Communication and that of the Governor, he urged tourism companies to carry out the certification of sanitary protocols to avoid contagion.

He said that to date in Quintana Roo a total of 815 companies have been certified to date; This procedure is online and free, which generates confidence in national and international tourism.

During the update of the traffic light and infections by municipality, the governor said that from August 30 to September 5, all municipalities in the state remain in orange.

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In the southern region that includes the municipalities of Bacalar, Othón P. Blanco, José María Morelos and Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the infection rate is 1.15. In the northern municipalities of the state which are Benito Juárez, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Lázaro Cárdenas, Tulum and Isla Mujeres, the infection rate decreased to 0.86 percent.

Specific municipalities reporting a drop in infections are José María Morelos where it decreased by 28 percent, in Benito Juárez it decreased by 15 percent, in Lázaro Cárdenas there was a decrease of 12 percent, in Solidaridad it decreased by 33 percent, in Tulum there was a decrease of 20 percent, in Felipe Carrillo Puerto it decreased by 26 percent, while in Isla Mujeres there was a decrease of 42 percent in infections and in Puerto Morelos a decrease of 9 percent.

On the other hand, in Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal) infections increased by 91 percent, as in the municipality of Bacalar. In Cozumel, there was an increase of 24 percent.

The Governor asked Quintana Roo families to continue with hand washing care, social distancing, use of antibacterial gel and face masks to reduce infections and avoid hospitalization due to COVID-19.