Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo will remain in a yellow epidemiological light for another week, but is very close to orange, says governor Carlos Joaquin.
During his recent covid-19 update, the governor said that the state has the necessary tools and protocols to take care of health, while continuing to receive tourists.
Joaquin says the state will remain yellow for the second consecutive week, from January 17 to 23, but is very close to orange. He noted that the only thing standing between yellow and orange is the report of a few deaths or an increase in hospitalization occupancy rates.
He says that while deaths have been few, hospital occupancy rates have increased to 14 percent.
He mentioned that the situation regarding the possible regression back to orange is the same for both the northern and southern regions.
Joaquín reiterated that the state is prepared to receive tourism, but with protocols and sanitary measures throughout. “We are issuing a sign of confidence to continue with the economic recovery, but also health care for workers and for customers,” he said.
“We have to learn to live with the virus and not think about closing the economy and going home like what happened to us in 2020, when we confined ourselves, the economy closed and jobs were lost.
“For this reason, the capacity in closed spaces must be respected and open spaces must be considered in order to generate less risk of contagion for the population,” Joaquín stressed.
He cautioned that around 1,000 new infections have been reported each day for the last two days, figures, he says, that have not been seen since the start of the pandemic.