Mexican Caribbean tourists can now travel to their favourite exoctic locations with lowered risk. For the second consecutive week, the country has reported no ‘red’ states, indicating no maximum risk of transmission.
As for the current week, an analysis has been given of the risk of COVID-19 carried in each state of Mexico. With three states qualifying as a ‘green’ state with exceptionally low risk of contagion, other states such as Quintana Roo are classified as a ‘yellow’ state containing moderate numbers of infections. Overall the country’s rate of COVID-19 cases has been shown to steadily decrease on a daily basis.
Green States (low-risk): Sonora, Chiapas and Campeche
Yellow States (moderate): 21 states de Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sinaloa, Durango, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Aguascalientes, Michoacán, Guerrero, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Nuevo León.
Orange states: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Yucatán.
The country is doing exceptionally well in controlling the spread of the pandemic as the peak in January 2021 recorded around 22,000 daily new cases nationwide, compared to the 2,415 cases as of March 15.
Cases are expected to follow this descending pattern as more and more vaccines are arriving in the country. On Saturday, one million doses of China’s vaccine, ‘Sinovac’ arrived at the country’s International Airport, this is the largest shipment of vaccines Mexico has received since the beginning of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Quintana Roo plans to vaccinate 1.5 million tourism workers in the near future.
Overall, Mexico has accumulated 6,492,375 doses of vaccines from companies such as Pfizer, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Russian Sputnik, according to the General Director of Biological and Reagent Laboratories of Mexico, Pedro Zenteno.
Mexico’s federal government awaits an additional 10 million doses of Sinovac arriving between March and May. The country also plans on ordering another 12 million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine. The diverse vaccines arriving in Mexico allow the countries COVID-19 statistics to gradually shift into more tamable and mild numbers.
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