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For July 29-25, our Northern Zone remains in Orange, as does the Southern Zone. The Contagion Rate for our Zone has risen to 1.1, and Cancun is reporting about 200 new cases daily. The last graphic is a comparison of the states, from best to worst.
TUESDAY....The boat sinking near Punta Sur resulted in the unfortunate deaths of a five year-old child, a 32 year-old woman, and a 45 year-old person.
"Canícula" begins this week in Mexico, aka "the dog days of summer".
Today around noon, a tourist from California, Luis Miguel F., 61, was
walking along the sidewalk by Playa Centro with a friend, when he
fainted from heat stress. His friend asked a police officer for
assistance, who called the Red Cross paramedics, and staff from the
nearby Marko Mobile C-19 testing unit provided help. The man regained
consciousness after a brief period and was treated by the Red Cross
paramedics who determined he did not require transport to the Community
Hospital. The reporter notes that there was a blazing sun with hardly a
cloud in the sky and the thermometer read 32 C, with a heat-sensation of
38 C. (89.6 F and 100.4 F). Photo Cambio 22
Monday....It says from tomorrow, Tuesday July 13 thru Friday, July 16, residents 40-49 years old can receive their second vaccination against C-19 at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria from 8am to 6pm. They should bring copies of their CURP, a current utility bill and the documentation from their first vaccination.
Here's the age breakdown for second vaccines for the 40-somethings. I'm pretty sure that's a typo on Wednesday. It says it's necessary to bring your document from your first vaccine, to print out your registration form from the mivacuna site using your CURP, and don't forget to bring copies of your CURP and utility bill. Tomorrow thru Friday, at the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria, 8a-6p.
Isla Mujeres welcomes visitors with open arms and invites them to enjoy its beaches, which include three that have received the distinctive "Blue Flag" certification. For the enjoyment of residents and tourists alike, the beaches are kept clean by crews with the ZOFEMAT agency (Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre) who work Monday thru Friday from 5am to 10am removing any sargasso that arrives and collecting trash. There are also guards on the weekends working from 7a to 10a. Source--Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres
FRIDAY....Two ferries, "Xcaret" and "Xel-ha", have arrived to the Cancun Hotel Zone, plannnng to end the Ultramar monopoly. These ferries will provide service between Isla Mujeres and Cancun from the pier located next to the Teatro de Cancun and Calinda Bridge.
IM Noticias reports there are complaints and concerns about jet skies at North Beach and it notes that the rental of jet skis in this area and in the Marine Park is not allowed. The photos are from last Sunday, and the article claims there were dozens of jet skis traveling at fast speeds among the boats, and in some cases among the swimmers. It says they pose a serious danger to all the people and boats who are focused on having a good time at this Isla Mujeres beach. "The worst part of this situation is that, after several long hours staying at North Beach, the vast majority of them are drunk, and driving these jet skis drunk, without any sort of caution...." It is requested that the municipal or maritime authorities intervene, before there is a serious accident or someone dies. Photo IM Noticias
FRIDAY July 9....
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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, 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.
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
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 US National Hurricane Center