Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, September 9

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Unfortunately, today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another death for a total of 12, with 168 positives and 117 recovered.

On the state Geoportal for 9/8, the 26 active cases by colonia are: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-3, Guadalupana-3, Caridad del Cobre-3, Ampl la Gloria-2, Canotal-2, Sac Bajo-2, Miraflores-2, Downtown-1, 23 de Noviembre-1, Talleres-1, and none on the mainland.

For 9/8, on the National map the municipality reports 14 suspicious and 72 negatives (with 168 confirmed and 11 deaths).

The third mosquito prevention campaign has begun in the Continental Zone of the municipality and will also be implemented on the island to combat dengue.

   Carlos Rubén Pérez Martín, municipal Director of the Department of Youth, Culture and Sport, said that the municipal tennis court, the soccer field, the children's baseball field ′′ Ariel Picho Magaña ′′ and the futbol rapido field have received "Certification in Health Protection and Prevention" from COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for Health Risk Protection).It is expected that two more spaces will receive certification, and work is being done to request the others. He saaid necessary adjustments have been and are being made, as well as training staff, so that activities can be resumed in the Yellow phase of the epidemiological light, which will be done with certain restrictions to respect the health of the citizens. Prevention measures will include regulations for use, respecting schedules and health guidelines, including the use of antibacterial gel or soap, wearing face masks, implementing healthy distancing and avoiding physical contact.  He noted that an important thing about the certification is to maintain it, because COFEPRIS will conduct compliance inspection, and that largely depends on users respecting the guidelines willingly.

From Civil Protection & the Firefighters--Beach Traffic Light--Green=Space Available, Yellow=Medium Availability, Red=Closed Completely  Beach Hours 10a-5p

TVisla Mujeres    
The Director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres said there were no incidents on the first day the beaches were open and capacity was not reached. She said that many people have understood the problem and especially health recommendations. She explained that there is an agreement with the businesses to ensure that they also insist on healthy distance on the beaches.  
   She said at least during the first day things didn't get out of control, because, in truth, not many people went to the beaches. She added, "However, things can change, because we must remember that with the light in yellow, there is greater capacity and capacity in hotels and therefore more tourism." She noted that surveillance will have to be extreme during the weekends for now, because that's when more people arrive to enjoy the beaches.(photo)   

   La Tertulia  

Three days after workers reported finding a body floating in a beach area at Isla Blanca, on Tuesday DNA testing and dental records confirmed it was the young man Angel Alonzo. He had gone swimming at Media Luna Beach on Sept. 2 with two companions, where swimming is prohibited, and the other two people managed to get to shore, but he did not. Search and Rescue efforts were unsuccessful, and 36 hours later his body washed up at Isla Blanca.  He was twenty years old, from the Dominican Republic, residing in New York. Condolences to his family and friends.


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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)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

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   

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