The authorities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo announced an increase in the epidemiological warning throughout the region to “orange” in connection with the increase in the number of infections with coronavirus, according to the Riviera Maya News.
Governor of Quintana Roo Carlos Joaquin noted that previously only cities in the northern part of the state, such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, had an orange code, now the same rules will apply throughout the territory. The measures include stricter health and safety protocols. The decree came into force on Monday and will be valid until February 14.
Regional officials said local communities need to adapt to “new habits, preventive measures and protocols” to avoid a further setback in the fight against coronavirus.
As representatives of the tourist business in the region explained to Profi.Travel, the new measures were introduced in the southern regions of the state on the border with Belize, where more new cases of coronavirus are indeed recorded – mostly imported. Directly Cancun and Tulum are in the orange zone for about two months, however, for tourists, most of the restrictions remain invisible.
In particular, access to the beaches is not limited in any way, cafes and restaurants continue to work. The hotels have a 60% occupancy quota, but now the actual occupancy rate at most properties is already much lower.
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