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International health protocols reinforced after detection of Omicron

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Government officials are asking people to continue with health measures in the face of the discovery of Omicron in Mexico City. Quintana Roo governor Carlos Joaquin has made a call to residents to follow sanitary protocols to prevent the Omicron variant from affecting destinations across the state.

His request came after Mexico City health authorities confirmed the first discovery of the new variant in a South African visitor last week. The unidentified man remains isolated in a private hospital.

Joaquin is reminding people not to panic, but also to not relax sanitary health protocols. He also recommends people stay informed about the Omicron variant. He reiterated that in order to stop the the new variant of Covid-19, prevention measures have been reinforced in coordination with international health standards.

This means the airlines themselves will continue to maintain the sanitary measures of passengers before boarding a flight. He explained that before a plane arrives, a health report of the onboard passengers is sent to the government before they land.

The federal government of Mexico has said they do not intend to close borders since, as the WHO pointed out, is not a useful measure to contain variants.

“We are reinforcing the international health protocols. The airlines have the objective of maintaining surveillance if they suspect a covid infected passenger,” explained the governor.

Thermal cameras at the Cancun International Airport scan passengers for a high temperature

He added that the number of thermal cameras at the Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal airports has been increased, especially now that the state is in a green epidemiological light and operating at 100 percent.

Joaquin said that on Tuesday, he will meet with businessmen to analyze issues of the new variant and the repercussions that could be generated.