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Our Northern Zone continues in Yellow on the state epidemiological light thru Sunday, March 7th, as does the Southern Zone.
Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 274 cases of C-19 with 25
deaths and 227 recovered. The state geoportal for February 25rd
continues to report 6 active cases in Isla Mujeres as: Meteorologcio-3,
Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and colonia 006-1. There have been no
new cases nor deaths reported in the past 12 days.
Mexico updated its pre-flight questionnaire, which can now be obtained via the mobile application and website https://www.vuelaseguro.com. It can also be downloaded to your smartphone at the airport via a QR code. You'll need to include your seat assignment and you must fill-in the health information within 12 hours of your flight, not before.
The opening "Create an account page" is bilingual.
The first step is your flight information. #2 is Contact Info. #3 is Personal Info. #4 is Health Info, which must be entered within 12 hours pre-flight. At the top you can put it into English, this is a screenshot from Mundukos' instructional video, which is in Spanish.
The City announced that vaccinations against C-19 will be available for seniors 60 and older today at the Community Hospital before 2p. On Tuesday the federal Director General of CENAPRECE (National Programs for Disease Prevention & Control) announced that foreigners residing in Mexico are eligible who lack a resident visa. He said although the only thing that is needed is an identification, any proof of residency is always useful, but many times it is not necessary. The booster is in two months, so if they aren't planning to be here then, it is better to be vaccinated in their country of origin. He said this at a national press conference on Tuesday, and the transcript is at this link. He said you don't need a CURP.
The relevant section is below Dr Ruy Lopez Ridaura's name & title in BOLD....scroll down to where it says: "PREGUNTA: Gracias. Andrea Vega de Animal Politico". It ends where it says "Esta aqui." (after the questioner/interlocutora said 'okay gracias & Gabriela resumes speaking)LINK
Here's the digital translation of most of the relevant section...QUESTION: Thank you. Andrea Vega, from Animal Político.
want to clarify some questions about the vaccination of foreigners.
Some rectors have shared photos of posters in the modules where it says
that they will not be vaccinated. We want to know if this is true or in
which cases they are going to be vaccinated.
For example, what happens to people who are residents or who are studying here? Will they have access to the vaccine or not?
it corresponds to them, for example, because they live in the mayor's
office or in the municipality where they are vaccinated.
And if yes, what documents do you need to present? Please.
And I have two other questions.
GABRIELA DEL CARMEN NUCAMENDI CERVANTES: Doctor Ruy, if you like, could you start answering this one in particular.
LÓPEZ RIDAURA: Yes, of course. Thank you very much for the question,
because it gives us the opportunity to clarify this aspect that has
caused doubts in social networks and also in the opinion of the general
want to be very clear. The National Vaccination Plan that includes
vaccinating every person who is in the national territory, regardless of
although there was perhaps some confusion in some operational sites,
but we have already (transmission failure) both in training and in the
different communication links that we have from the federation with the
operation in each of the vaccination sites that do not, that all people,
all people who are in the vaccinated territory are candidates to
receive the vaccine, regardless of their nationality and regardless of
whether they have a valid CURP or have any document that proves them as a
only important thing is your identification, we need to have an
identification, there on the site it is registered and on the site a
temporary individual identification key is also generated that allows us
to also track and schedule the second dose when needed.
the only thing that is needed is an identification and that the person
(transmission failure) this government in general has the trust of the
people, we know that they live in the places where they are programmed,
where the vaccination points are enabled; however, any proof of
residency is always useful, although it is not necessary many times.
QUESTIONER: You don't have to present proof of address, just identification?
LÓPEZ RIDAURA: Yes, just with the identification. If they can, if they
are residents and have some proof of residence, help in the operation;
but, I repeat, it is not necessary and trust is made in the people who
voluntarily declare that they live in areas where vaccination centers
are being carried out
And this even in the case of those who are passing through who are not
residents or who are not working here? Even if they are only passing
through, are they going to be vaccinated?
LÓPEZ RIDAURA: Yes, really the scenarios, as we have also commented on
other evenings, I mean, we are always going to find some specific cases,
exceptions that come out of the rule, but it is really important that
these are really minority cases and it is not important either.
establish a rule that modifies the ability to vaccinate (transmission
failure) they may not have a residence and are temporarily there, we
estimate that these will be specific cases and it is not worth having a
strict, inflexible criterion to allow their vaccination .
But at what stage would they be vaccinated? Because, for example, if
they are passing through, they may not be able to prove residence in the
mayor's office or in a municipality and perhaps they tell them right
now it is not their turn. When would they be vaccinated?
LÓPEZ RIDAURA: That is why, that is why what we mentioned is that they
are specific cases and in principle vaccination is estimated for all
people who are in Mexican territory, including residents; But we know
that there are also people who or do not have the full status of formal
residence, they are also candidates to receive the vaccination and in
the extreme there are these specific cases of people who are
temporarily, they will be the fewest and therefore Vaccination sites can
be studied case by case and I am sure it will not cause more problems
that can be solved locally.
I think is important is that, also for people who are passing through,
that they consider that vaccination has a schedule, a dose schedule in
most vaccines and in those that are currently being applied and
therefore it is It is important that these people consider that they
have to receive their second dose, and therefore they would be invited
to take this into account. If they are on a temporary basis and are
going to return to their places of origin, it may be more convenient for
people in this situation to receive their complete scheme at their
place of origin.
This morning from MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach...Two suns rising and the sea afire. OK, maybe it's a gap in the cloud and a reflection...
Also from MaraVilla Caribe...last night by Bruce
From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)
On the 25th of each month, "Orange Day" is commemorated to generate awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. Activities include distributing information about the phone numbers for any emergency related to gender violence which are 9982294411, 911 and 089. Norma
Estela Bacab Garrido, director of IMM (Isla Mujeres Women's Institute) said this month there was a talk for municipal officials on the topic fo "Gender Equality" through
the State Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo (Cedhqroo) and in
conjunction with the Executive Secretary of the System for the
Comprehensive Protection of Children and Teens.
Chetumal--On February 24th, Quintana Roo received its fifth batch of vaccines, which consists of 6825 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. They will be administered to both front-line health personnel and seniors 60 and older. There will be 3900 doses administered to seniors in Cozumel of which 1000 will be given at the General Hospital, 2000 at the IMSS Family Unit, and 900 at the ISSSTE Family Medicine Clinic. The remaining 2925 doses will be given to health personnel who provide direct care to C-19 patient at the IMSS, ISSSTE, SESA and SEDENA clinics in the interior of the state, which includes nursing professionals medical personnel, ambulance personnel, and food preparation personnel. Senors visiting the vaccination modules are reminded to wear face masks, maintain healthy distance, stay hydrated and eat food, not to suspend their medications, and to be accompanied by only one person if they need assistance. They need to bring their CURP, voter credential if they have one, and proof of address if their INE address doesn't correspond to the municipality where they are seeking vaccination. LINK
Yesterday...The ferries ("Jetway 1 & 2") of the company Molina Aviomar started their docking tests
today at the Martitima terminal of Isla Mujeres. They are expected to
start operations soon.
Yesterday...Quintana Roo has a 12% hospital occupancy, with 21 people intubated--Governor
Feb 23--Governor: More than 5000 doses of vaccines against C-19 have been administered to seniors 60+ in Q Roo.
Feb 23--The Navy rescued six Mexican nationals in a small boat "LA BICHI" who were adrift due to mechanical failures in their hydraulic steering system. The crew and boat were towed to the Naval dock where they were met by personnel from the Regional Port Captain's office for the corresponding procedures. LINK
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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, Green Verde, Kash Kechen
Chuc, and the
large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, &
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 Feb 27 Saturday at 7:27p
Feb 28 Sunday at 8:28p
March 1 Monday at 9:29p
March 2 Tuesday at 10:31p
March 3 Wednesday at 11;33p
Sunset 6:37-6:51(beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Mon. Feb. 1 Day off for Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day)
Tue. Feb 2 Dia de Candelaria
Carnaval has been cancelled which would have been Feb 12-16.
Sun. Feb 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Valentine's Day)
Wed. Feb 24 Dia de la Bandera (Flag Day)
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