Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, December 8

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 Today the total reported number of C-19 cases for Isla Mujeres remained at 226 with 20 deaths and 190 recovered. On the national map for 12/7 the municipality reports 155 suspicious and 125 negative. For 12/7, the state geoportal reports 1 active case in colonia El Canotal.


Today (Tuesday) the Federal government will announce more details about Mexico's C-19 vaccination plan. It is scheduled to begin the 3rd week of this month with the application of 125,000 Pfizer vaccines to health personnel, who will receive their second dose three weeks later. This first stage will take place in Mexico City and Coahuila, with assistance from the military.
Dr Lopez-Gatell explained that priority will be given to health workers, the vulnerable & elderly and members of the Armed Forces, with a goal to vaccinate 75% of the population over 16 by the end of 2021.
Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard said that a contract will be signed to purchase 35 million doses of the CanSinoBio vaccine, and Mexico has pre-purchased 77.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In Mexico, there are five vaccines in Phase-3 tests: CanSinoBio, Janssen, Novavax, CureVacRNA, and the Gamaleya National Center, according to the Secretary of Foreign Relations.


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

      In conjunction with the Human Rights Commission, the municipal government held an online workshop "New Masculinity" with the goal of generating environments of equality and non-discrimination with respect for human rights. These types of classes are taught in an ongoing basis to municipal employees, including police personnel.
    Tania Galera Gomez, director of government in the municipality, explained that in recent days they started a series of workshops that seek to eradicate stereotypes that generate inequalities, bad practices, and violations of human rights, generating better citizen care by civil service officials, in the various municipal departments.

 The City reports a work meeting was held between the Mayor, the Harbor Master, Arturo Martinez Martinez and the Migration Institute delegate Yadira de los Santos Robledo because it is essential to maintain communication and coordination between them to establish correct protocols and maintain migrant control at all times. It is essential to ensure the rights of Mexicans and foreigners in the municipality, as well as having inter-institutional cooperation to control the stay of migrants in Isla Mujeres and to seek coordinated work to comply with established protocols.

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Take your trash out in accordance with the collection schedule. Working together to keep our Pueblo Magico clean and to move forward and remain a Green Island.

 The municipal government commemorated International Volunteer Day with a cleanup around Salina Grande lake by personnel with various departments and volunteers from the private sector. 

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  


Full moon Nov 30 Monday 6:28p

Dec 1-Tuesday at 7:15p

Dec 2 Wednesday at 8:06p

Dec 3 Thursday at 9:01p

Dec 4 Friday at 9:58p

 Sunrise 7:08-7:24 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:04-6:16


Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

The usual Patron Saint festivities from late November until her Día de la Inmaculada Concepcion on December 8th are suspended, but the priest will celebrate a Mass with a holy rosary each day for each of the groups and organizations, according to a schedule.

Saturday, Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico

Sunday, Dec 13-14 Peaking of the Geminid meteor shower--This is one of the two best showers of the year (the other is August Perseids). The sky will be dark all night (new moon) & the largest numbers will be visible around 2a (when the radiant point is highest in the sky). But you should see them from mid evening until dawn, weather permitting. There should be a 'smattering' of meters the nights before & after, and it builds to a peak the week before. This shower features meteors that tend to be bold, white and quick, with up to 50-150 per hour when peaking in optimal conditions, like this year's moonless sky. On Dec. 11,12,13, the slender lunar crescent and planet Venus will rise in the eastern sky at or near dawn.

Posadas Navidenas Dec 16-24 will presumably be suspended along with the two decorated Caravans. 

Monday, Dec. 21-Solstice

Tuesday, Dec 22-Dark predawn hours-Ursid Meteors (active Dec 17-26, much less than Geminids)

Thursday, Dec. 24 Noche Buena--Many families celebrate, so some businesses may close early and the last ferry crossing could be suspended, as well as the first one on Christmas morning. 

Friday, Dec 25- Christmas

Dec 27-Jan 10-Quadrantid meteors, which will peak Jan 2-3, but the moon will interfere. 

Monday, Dec 28-Dia de los Santos Innocentes--Similar to "April Fool's Day"

Thursday, Dec 31-New Year's Eve events will presumably be digital & public events suspended.

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


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