Cancun, Riviera Maya — For the week of June 22 to 28, the epidemiological traffic light for the entire state of Quintana Roo is orange, an upgrade from red for the southern region. State Governor Carlos Joaquín made the announcement that the entire state is now orange, which allows the southern region to restart a majority of its economic activities at a reduced capacity.
In a live broadcast, he explained that the southern zone has changed from red to orange, while the north remains the same, allowing the entire state to resume a majority of activities at a 30 or 50 percent capacity, depending on the activity. He noted that other activities such as public parks and beaches, remain closed.
He reiterated that being orange does not mean that the danger of infection has passed. “We are at a high point of contagion,” he added.
However, Juan Jaime Mingüer, president of the National Chamber of Commerce for Chetumal-Tulum says that the change from red to orange of the epidemiological light offers them hope, stressing that at the moment, the responsibility for care falls mainly on citizens, so it is essential that they comply with 100 percent of the hygiene standards.
He added that with the change in light color, the business sector has launched a campaign to promote the consumption of local products, which he adds, will help small and medium-sized businesses begin to recover from the fall they had during the months of Covid 19.
Ricardo Cortés, the general director of Promoción de la Salud, reported that the epidemiological light in Mexico remains red (maximum risk) in 15 states and orange (high level) in 17 states.