Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Carlos Orvañanos, the Coordinador General de Comunicación and Vocero del estado de Quintana Roo, confirmed that the epidemiological light for the state will remain two colors. Red for the south and orange for the north, even though the federal system has the entire state of Quintana Roo marked as a red epidemiological light.
Orvañanos Rea explained that light is based on epidemiological and economic principles, saying that the two regions should be differentiated in the state, so the two-color light was established.
“We respect federal opinion, but our light is based on scientific, epidemiological and economic principles that force us to differentiate between the two regions, therefore as a local health authority, our state traffic light is what counts,” he said.
For the week of June 20, the municipalities that remain red are Othón P. Blanco, Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos. The orange are Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Benito Juárez, Lázaro Cárdenas and Isla Mujeres.
“The peculiarities of our state make us adapt a traffic light according to our own needs,” said Orvañanos Rea.
He ruled out that there is friction or conflict with the federation over this issue and highlighted the permanent communication between the state Secretary of Health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo and federal undersecretary Hugo López Gatell.