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Governor tightens health protocols after the state records 181 new cases in 24 hours

Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has recorded another spike in Covid infections with 181 new positive cases in a 24-hour period.

According to the latest information from the Health Secretariat, there are more than 4,400 positive cases across the state. Of the new 181 cases, 91 are in Cancun and 46 Chetumal. Playa del Carmen has also recorded 20 of those new cases, while three were reported in both Cozumel and Tulum. Isla Mujeres reported only one new case, while Puerto Morelos did not record any new cases, leaving them with a total of 15.

To date, Cancun has 2,487 cases, Cozumel 114, Isla Mujeres 35, Chetumal 905, Puerto Morelos 15, Playa del Carmen 633 and Tulum 72.

Governor Carlos Joaquin has announced a 14-day mobility restriction for the state capital city of Chetumal after an increase in Covid numbers. He says the goal is to close roads and decrease the mobility of people on the streets.

He said that on Tuesday, the Quintana Roo Police carried out operations with the installation of sanitary filters at strategic points, which he adds, will increase. On Tuesday in Chetumal, 35 people registered temperatures above 37º and two with almost 40º temperatures at checkpoints in a market area.

Mobility restrictions implemented in Chetumal, Isla Mujeres to curb increase in Covid figures
Basic health distancing and mouth protection protocols are not being followed in Chetumal

For this reason, he says a review of public transport will be strengthened to prevent people from traveling in greater numbers than the epidemiological traffic light allows. He also noted that there will be a review of at least 50 businesses around the state that opened without complying with health protocols and others that have been reported to the Mexican Institute of Social Security.

Across the country, Mexico has just over 268,000 cases and 32,000 deaths.

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