Cancun, Q.R. — Quintana Roo will begin its return to economic activities during the first days of June starting with the construction industry. The announcement was made by state governor Carlos Joaquin after his return from Mexico City where he participated in a presidential press conference regarding the region’s coronavirus state.
Governor Carlos Joaquin says construction, agriculture and fishing industries will be reactivated first, followed by the gradual reopening of the tourism sector. Even with this announcement, he appealed to state residents to continue abiding by the stay-at-home recommendations.
He said that the resumption of productive activities will be based on the traffic light color system that is being implemented as the “new normal”. The system was unveiled by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his cabinet members May 13.
Carlos Joaquin says “we will have to resume economic activities in a gradual, staggered manner with preventive measures, with new protocols, even in the way we dress, to continue protecting vulnerable groups.”
He mentioned that tourism will have new protocols for health, public spaces, airport operations, hotels and service providers. Carlos Joaquín reiterated that the order established in the resumption of the activities plan must be followed otherwise infections will return, outbreaks will increase and the number of patients will grow.
“We are not ready yet. We must follow the indications of having a gradual, gradual return. The recommendation continues to be stay at home,” he stressed, reminding people the state is still in the critical stage.
Approving a relaxation in social distancing, the application of hygiene measures and the mobilization of people causes the infection rates to increase, which will prevent the restart of any of the economic activities, he added.
During his Thursday night address, the governor announced that next week, the resumption of the tourism sector will be addressed, adding that next week, he will hold an analysis meeting with the Secretariats of Tourism and with Labor and Social Welfare of the Government of Mexico, which will also include Baja California Sur, to determine the protocols, procedures and ways to restart tourist activities. He noted that US airlines are in a position to resume their routes and reservations into the Cancun International Airport.