Cancun, Q.R. — Transit authorities report the closure of key roadways in several cities as cases of covid continue to increase. On Thursday, the Quintana Roo Police reported the closure of main avenues in Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Chetumal.
The news of the road closures come at the same time as a warning from the governor who says the state has reached new covid counts of up to 470 in a day. While governor Carlos Joaquin says the state will remain in an orange epidemiological light, health protocols need to be strengthened.
During a public address, he said that up to 470 new infections are being recorded across the state in a 24-hour period of which more than 200 have been registered in Cancun. He stressed that an increase in health protocols is necessary since the virus is affecting a different segment of the population, something different than what happened last year.
In order to help reduce the spread of covid-19, the Quintana Roo Police will monitor the closure of main roadway routes from midnight to 5:00 a.m. in municipalities with the highest levels contagion.
In Cancun, the section that includes Avenida López Portillo to Rehoyada, Avenida López Portillo and Torcasita, Avenida Chichén Itzá and Tulum will be shut. In Tulum, the hotel zone and Centauro. In Cozumel, Avenida Rafael Melgar will be closed during that time and in Isla Mujeres, Avenida Juárez will be affected.
For the city of Chetumal, Bahía Boulevard, Maxuxac Avenue and Constituents Avenue will be off limits to motorists and pedestrians during that time. Police say anyone who refuses to comply will be sanctioned in accordance with the law.