Cancun, Q.R. — After more than a month of recorded increases, Governor Carlos Joaquin expressed his dismay toward those who continue to gather in mass concentrations. During an interview with Radio Fórmula, Joaquín González did not hide his anger when talking about the masses of people gathering for political campaign closings and celebrations in general including the recent soccer tournament.
During the interview, he said that the state will continue with an orange epidemiological light despite the rising coronavirus figures. He explained that this has been possible due to the low hospital occupancy rates of covid patients, noting that it remains below 25 percent across the state.
According to the governor, covid-related deaths in the state have also “been at low levels”, but says that it is essential to increase measures to prevent infections. In an address Monday, he detailed additional measure and restrictions that will be put into place as of June 1.
The extra measures, which will include fines for health violations to additional road closures, are meant to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Let’s avoid confinement as happened in 2020,” he said. “What we do will be reflected in the coming weeks,” he added, asking everyone to respect the state’s health measures and stressing that people’s health and the state’s economy are at risk.
During his address, his announced that as of June 1, additional road restrictions will be placed in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, limiting vehicle traffic. Greater vigilance over public transport units including capacity quotas and the implementation of health protocols will be more closely monitored.
He also said that the same level of monitoring will be placed on ferries, that full sanitation will be required in between runs and that mouth masks must be worn for the full duration of the trip.
As of Tuesday, all businesses in the northern region must be shut by 11:00 p.m. he said adding that any who remain open could be faced with a revocation of their license. Other measures to prevent additional infection increases include the request for the suspension of mass political acts and the vaccination of all tourist personnel, which he explained, is still being negotiated.