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Forbes Mexico reports that on Tuesday (today) testing for C-19 will be available at the Cancun airport, to facilitate compliance with requirements from other countries. The company Equiver will have modules providing PCR and antigen tests at 10 points in Terminal 3, which is the busiest, with two in Terminal 2 and two in Terminal 4. International travelers will be able to have the testing within 3 hours before they "arrive" (presumably this means before they depart--tener el estudio dentro de las 3 horas de anticipación con las que llegan) and receive the results in a maximum of 30 minutes.
Equiver General Directo Patricia Lopez said their goal is to reach 20,000 tests daily, an estimate calculated in conjunction with Grupo Asur (who manage the airport). She noted that hotels and laboratories are also offering the tests. The countries who require proof include Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Holland, France, South Korea and as of January 26, the United States.
She said that the proof for the airlines will be a fully valid laboratory result. Detecting an infected passenger allows for the implementation of health security protocols and allows passengers to travel with greater confidence.
At the end of last year, the Cancun airport was the fourth busiest in Mexico, handling just over 5 million passengers, which is the equivalent of 9.6% of all terminals in Mexico. Source-LINK
On 1/24, Isla Mujeres reported another case of C-19 for a total of 258 with 23 deaths and now there are 208 recovered. The state geoportal still has the data of active cases by colonia for 1/23 which is 9 active cases: Downtown-1, Meteorologico-1, Salina Grande-2, 23 de Noviembre-4, and La Gloria-1.The national map for 1/23 continues to report 185 suspicious and 157 negatives.
All's quiet in Bachilleres--Avenida Jesus Martinez Ross is blocked north of colonia Salina Chica.
"Orange Day" is commemorated on the 25th of each month, promoting respect for women and girls, and this month the municipal government held a conference titled "Prevention of Gender Violence". The municipal chief of police, Eduardo Fouilloux Battaller, said that strategies are implemented thru the Department of Crime Prevention to strengthen the social fabric with the intention of raising awareness and preventing violence against women and girls in the municipality. He said, "We are working on social rapprochement, citizen participation, and
prevention of the various types of crimes and violence that could occur, so that Isla Mujeres continues to preserve the peace and
tranquility that characterizes it."The conference was held with all the recommended sanitary measures implemented for the prevention of spreading Covid-19. Participants included the personnel with the municipal police department, the Women's Institute, and the DIF social service agency.
Natural Christmas trees can still be dropped off at the municipal collection center to be recycled, which continues thru February 15th. They will be shredded into a plant product which is used to enrich the soil. The collection center is located at the side of the Mundaca Hacienda, at the nursery, receiving trees Monday thru Friday 10a-3p. The municipal Director of Environment and Ecology, Carlos Barranco Garcia, said the Center was opened in January, because that is when most people remove their holiday decorations, while others do it after Día de la Candelaria in February.
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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 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
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