Thursday, July 30, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 30

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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 Update....Our Northern Region remains in Orange August 3-9, and the southern region remains in Red, on the state epidemiological traffic light.

Today, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another new case for a total of 80, with 5 deaths and 42 recovered. Fifty of these cases occurred in July, with only 30 all the previous months combined.
    Today is the end of Week 20 & the graphics show the week-by-week breakdown since the state's first case on Fri. March 13th. The first reported case on the isle was on April 4th (Week 4).

       They just updated the state Geoportal for 7/30 of active cases by colonia as follows: La Gloria-7, Canotal-2, Guadalupana-1, Colonia #5 (Sac Bajo)-1, Colonia #6-1, Miraflores-1, Amp La Gloria-1, Lol-Beh-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, 23 de Noviembre-1, Salina Grande-1, Meteorologico-1, Salina Chica-1, Downtown-1, and the mainland 0, for a total of 21.
For yesterday, 7/29, the state Geoportal reported Active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-6, Canotal-2, Salina Grande-2, Miraflores-1, 23 de Noviembre-1, Amp. la Gloria-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, Meteorologico-1, Downtown-1, and zero on the mainland for a total of 16.
The weekly ranking by contagion isn't working right now, and this morning continued to show La Gloria in red, five colonias in yellow and the rest in green. Our municipal Incidence Rate remains at 8.21 per 10,000.
On the national map for 7/29, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reported 1 suspicious and 45 negatives (with 79 confirmed and 5 deaths).

The Hotel Izla was sanctioned by the municipal Department of the Environment & Ecology, for their failure to notify the municipal authorities prior to their actions of cleaning out three absorption wells, causing spillage of stagnant rainwater (which was not sewer water.). The Director of that municipal agency explained, "They were doing (absorption) well cleaning work, however, when it was mangrove water, it generated bad smell, but it was not about sewage water. The spill was controlled by hotel staff and they were informed that the next occasion they need to take actions like these, they must inform the City first or they will be fined again."

        Volunteers of the social participation program are inviting the populace to follow hygiene measures issued by the health authorities & specialists.

       In the face of the alarming increase in the number of infections of Covid-19 in Isla Mujeres, the group of ′′ Yellow Caps ", continues to  be deployed at the various points considered as areas of high risk of contagion, in order to raise awareness about use correct of faces, frequent hand washing and other habits that need to be adopted, as a measure of containment of the disease.
     In the last 24 hours alone, 7 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the municipality, so it is urgent that citizenry take responsibility for the aspect that belongs to them; taking care of themselves and taking care of others, which will avoid dramatic increases in infections, and therefore avoid returning to red on the state epidemiological light.
      Volunteers from the Social Participation Liaison program ′′Yellow Caps", invite the general population to take hygiene measures seriously, but mainly, they recommend staying at home if it is not necessary to go into the streets.

The DIF social service agency is supporting the families who are most affected by Covid-19 with the "Exchange & Donate for the Cause" program which consists of exchanging, with the DIF, deibles such as rice, beans, tuna, cereal, milk, and crackers/cookies for products such as towels, blenders, and 'toppers', and later pantries will be put together to be delivered to families who have been affected by the coronavirus health situation. The program takes place at the DIF facilities in La Gloria on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10a to 3p, or people who want to make a donation can contact the DIF.
  The DIF Director, Yuseli Lopez Tec, said ′′We have already implemented several programs that are looking to support those who need it most, to the most vulnerable sectors, with the support of all citizenship we have been able to reach a large number of beneficiaries both on the island and in the Continental Zone, and we invite you to keep approaching the DIF to extend these 'bridges' of help." 
   She concluded by saying,  "We are open to continue supporting citizenship, and as a government we seek ways to make this possible, however thanks to the goodwill and good hearts of the islanders,  we have reached many families that are truly in need, and all of them really thank you very much."


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--July 4 at 7:22 (sun sets 7:33p)
  July 5      8:18 
 July 6      9:09
July 7      9:53
July 8      10:34
July 9      11:10

 Sunset  7:33-7:26pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:09-6:20am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in July. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in July, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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