Monday, January 18, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, January 18


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Today, Isla Mujeres reports another case of C19 a total of 252 with 23 deaths and 206 recovered. The state geoportal still has data for 1/16 which remains at six active cases by colonia with 1 in La Gloria, 1 in Salina Grande, and 4 in Meteorologico. On the national map for 1/17, Isla Mujeres continues to report 179 suspicious and 155 negatives. Our Northern Zone continues to report a growth rate of 0.19 this week, while the Southern Zone has increased from 0.17 to 0.23.
On the Federal 'traffic light', we'll be switching from yellow to orange today, which doesn't affect tourist capacities--it's the state light that determines those. We've remained Yellow on the state light for over four months, since our Northern Zone achieved it on Sept. 7. Q Roo has bounced back & forth between orange & yellow on the Federal light, which is updated every two weeks.

Today Q Roo will switch from yellow to orange on the national light, which doesn't affect tourism activities.

The state informs the residents that processing their documents and other public services of the State government will continue in a timely manner, during this extension of the suspension of non-essential face-to-face work in state offices. This advisory extends the suspension from January 16th to February 15th, 2021. Excepted agencies are listed.


 C-19 testing is available from Clinica Medica Isla-Dra Xhanat Tze Mora, who speaks English and they'll collect the specimen at your rental, with results in 12-24 hours, prices below for Antigen & PCR testing. Link-- or phone +52 998 233 1054 for appointment.


Vaccination stages for residents, the bottom says they expect to attain national coverage before the end of 2021 and the operation will be completed in the first trimester of 2022. The first group are front line C19 workers and the second includes other health care workers and those who are 60 years and older.

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)


 The municipal government has been conducting a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of eliminating violence against women and girls, which includes providing phone numbers for complaints or timely assistance: 998 229 4411 and 911, said Norma Bacab Garrido, Director of IMM, (the Municipal Women's Institute). The CDH (Commission on Human Rights) will hold a Zoom conference about prevention of violence against women on Monday, Jan. 25 (time isn't given, it's in Spanish). The signs say "I join in putting an end to violence against women".



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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  


Full moon Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p

Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p

Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p

Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p

Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p

 Sunrise ~7:24

Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)


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

Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day

The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended 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

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