Monday, December 28, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, December 28

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 Today Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 236 with 21 deaths and 197 recovered. The growth rate for our Northern Zone has increased from 0.17 to 0.23. The state geoportal for 12/28 continues to report 2 active cases by colonia, with one in Amp. La Gloria and the other in La Gloria. On the national map for 12/27, Isla Mujeres reports 172 suspicious and 139 negatives.

 Yesterday....Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 235 with 21 deaths and 197 recovered. The state geoportal for 12/26 continues to report 2 active cases by colonia, with one in Amp. La Gloria and the other in La Gloria. On the national map for 12/26, Isla Mujeres reports 173 suspicious and 139 negatives.


  Dra Xhanat Tze Mora posted a video she made at 3am, when she had the opportunity, because there are things she wants to say concerning the coronavirus pandemic & says "Please listen". (She's the municipal C-19 prevention liaison and has a medical practice on the island.) She said so many people are acting as tho coronavirus is over and they are partying and having normal holidays and they could not be more wrong. Covid is here and cases are increasing and those behaviors are driving the increase. The doctors are seeing more cases among young people, who need oxygen. She said it's hard to get oxygen for patients and there is a lack of medications. It is difficult for all the doctors and some have gotten sick. There are many people acting like things are normal or thinking they are safe because they are young, healthy, don't smoke and take vitamins. But there are no guarantees & then they get sick and need oxygen. She doesn't want to see more patients needing oxygen & to be up at 3am trying to obtain it for them. Because people are not taking this seriously. It's making her sad. The vaccine is coming and people need to take care meanwhile. There aren't enough medications. She's very sad, very worried and tired. She asks that everyone return to taking it seriously and being careful, for the good of everyone. (Screenshot of Dra Xhanat)


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

Wearing face masks helps to reduce the contagion of Covid-19

 The Mayor wrote--Today is an excellent day to visit Isla Mujeres #PuebloMagico, to continue a responsible recovery remember to follow the measures of hygiene and healthy distancing.

 The municipal DIF continues to collect and provide fruit, yogurt and pastries to members of the community who have been most affected by coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the goodwill of the Chedraui company. The tables are open Monday thru Friday 9a-3p at the DIF facility.


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In the face of the New Normality,  entry protocols provide safety and confidence for beach-goers.
     With their quality standards, white sand and turquoise blue waters, Playa Centro and North Beach in Isla Mujeres remain the preference of thousands of tourists visiting the Mexican Caribbean, and the municipal government works to keep them in optimal conditions 365 days of the year.
       In the face of the New Normality caused by the coronavirus pandemic, entrance regulations have been implemented to prevent any possible surge of the disease among visitors and the families of Isla Mujeres.
           On a daily basis, crews of workers with the Federal Zone agency ZOFEMAT begin working early in the morning, raking, sifting and cleaning the sand, as well as removing sargasso and trash from the beaches so that they stay clean. 
        This type of maintenance work, as well as the security that is provided by the ongoing patrols of the Tourist Police and the lifeguards along the shores of this Pueblo Magico, makes Isla Mujeres a place without equal.
       In order to continue the island's economic recovery, it is essential to continue taking care of our health and maintaining health protocols against C-19, such as the correct and constant use of face masks, avoiding agglomerations and frequently washing your hands with soap and water.





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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 be suspended along with the decorated Caravans. 

Monday, Dec. 21-Solstice & convergence of Saturn & Jupiter in the SW sky after sunset

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-The annual New Year's celebration on the Town Square is cancelled.

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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