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Cancun Remains At Yellow Covid Risk But Governor Warns Of Increasing Cases

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The state of Cancun will remains at the ‘yellow’ risk epidemiological light for Covid-19 for another week. Governor Carlos Joaquin has warned that although the risk will stay at the yellow warning level, there is an increase in cases over the last week, noting that while two municipalities have reached a ‘green’ level, all the others are registering increases.

Cancun Remains At Yellow Covid Risk But Governor Warns Of Increasing Cases

Puerto Morelos and Bacalar are “green”, with zero cases of covid however, all other municipalities including Benito Juárez where Cancun is located have registered increases. Cases in Cancun are currently up 24% over the prior week while cases in Tulum are up over 80%.

“This reflects that there has been a relaxation in preventive measures and hygiene habits. It is time to strengthen actions, otherwise we will move further away from the green color at the state epidemiological traffic light,” said Carlos Joaquín.

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The Governor of Quintana Roo announced that beginning next week, adults over the age of 60 will start being vaccinated in Cancun. In Quintana Roo, 10 of the 11 municipalities have already started the vaccination process for people over 60 years of age.


Visitors to Cancun over spring break are being reminded that health prevention protocols will be enforced and the ‘yellow caps’ have been once again been dispatched to busy tourism areas . The yellow caps are a group that are easily identifiable by their yellow vests and hats that educate the public regarding social distancing and the use of masks to help keep the number of cases low in Cancun.


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