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The municipality of Isla Mujeres reports two more cases for a total of 167 cases, with 11 deaths and 109 recovered.
The State geoportal for Sept. 6 reports active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-4, Guadalupana-3, Salina Chica-3, Caridad del Cobre-3, Miraflores-2, Canotal-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Sac Bajo-l, Downtown-1. Talleres-1, and none on the mainland.
The Incidence rates have been updated. They are per 10.000 inhabitants & ours is the worst in the state--
Benito Juarez (Cancun) & Puerto Morelos-2.21
Lazaro Cardenas (Holbox)-9.17
Isla Mujeres 12.82
In the Southern Zone:
On the National map for 9/5, the municipality reports 5 suspicious and 72 negatives (and 165 confirmed with 11 deaths)
Turtles hatching on the MaraVilla Beach yesterday....Photos by Bruce
On 9/5, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 165, with 11 deaths and 94 recovered.
For 9/4, the state geoportal 26 active cases by colonia are reported as: La Gloria-4, Guadalupana-4, Salina Chica-3, Downtown-2, Ampl. la Gloria-2, Sac Bajo-2, 23 de Noviembre-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Miraflores-2, Canotal-2, Talleres-1, and none on the mainland
On the national map for 9/4, the municipality reports 5 suspicious and 72 negatives (and 164 confirmed with 11 deaths).
>The yellow Tropical Wave still only has a 10% chance of formation, before upper level winds become unfavorable for its development. It's expected to move westward across the central & western Caribbean Sea for the next few days.
>The red Tropical Wave is expected to gradually develop into a Tropical Depression in the next day or two as it reaches the central tropical Atlantic with an 80-90% chance in 2-5 days.
>The other red Tropical Wave behind it has a 30% chance of development in 2 days and an 80% chance through 5 days. A Tropical Depression is likely to form in the middle of the week while it moves gradually westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.
#2-Onda=Wave; B/Baja=Low; Frente Frio=Cold Front
#3-Being encircled forecasts rain (today,Wed)
That yellow Tropical Wave only has a 10% chance of formation. NHC says that some slight development of this system is possible during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable for formation. It is expected to move westward across the central and western Caribbean sea during the next few days. It's producing an area of showers and thunderstorms.
9/5--Day of Indigenous Women
When you leave your home, remember--wear face masks, avoid greeting with hand shakes, kisses or hugs, avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose, maintain healthy distance in public places.
CITY GOVERNMENT WILL REOPEN THE BEACHES WITH PROTOCOLS
For locals and tourists, access to the beach will be under strict measure of security, valuing people's lives, as well as not permitting the introduction or consumption of alcohol at the beach.
As part of the economic recovery process of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, in the face of the New Normality of Covid-19, and since Governor Carlos Joaquín González announced that the Northern Zone of the state will be in the color Yellow on the state epidemiological light for the week of Sept. 7-13, the municipal government headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis is employing protocols for the reopening of the beaches of this destination.
Kerem Pinto Aguilar, director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres, explained that while the beaches will play a very important role in the local economic recovery, the government continues to prioritize/value people's lives, and therefore visiting the beaches will be governed under strict protocols for health and safety in the face of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.
She said, "Since the beginning of the New Normality, as a government we have been working on a series of provisions in accordance with the health recommendations, so that when the time is right, our beaches can be enjoyed again by both island families and those who visit us."
She explained that included in the new regulations will be a schedule for access for a period of time no longer than three hours, beach-goers must respect healthy distancing of at least 2.5 meters, and groups of more than five people will not be allowed. The introduction and consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the beach and delineated spaces for each person must be respected, who must arrive with face masks or shields and hand sanitizer.
"Remember that now we are living with Covid, which is why it is very important not to neglect the measures we have been employing during the last few months, to continue moving forward in the colors of the light which allows us to open more spaces, as in this case of the beaches; it is very important that as a society we make the commitment to continue taking care of our health and of others," said the official.
VIDEO of two chefs from the Macombo restaurant and their lion fish entrees.
9/4/2020- This article by TVIM is titled: "Reopening the beaches with safety guidelines, but not (open) for everyone"
This report about the epidemiological light in the Northern Zone changing to Yellow Sept. 7-13 quotes the Governor as saying, "Not the vulnerable groups, who include people over 60 years old, people with hypertension, people with diabetes, people with obesity, people with tobacco addiction, and people who suffer from respiratory problems, because they run the enormous risk of losing their lives by being infected with Covid-19, and will not have that possibility of returning to the beaches now." He insisted that the reopening of the beaches will be done in an orderly manner and under very clear protocols. LINK
After nearly two days, a body washed up near Isla Blanca that is presumably the young man who disappeared at Media Luna beach (where swimming is prohibited due to treacherous currents).
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, 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
| After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42 |
Sept 3 8:15
Sept 4 8:48
Sept 5 9:21
Sept 6 9:54
Sept 7 10:30
Sunset 7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Swimming with the whale sharks ends 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
Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)
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