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The entire state remains in Yellow on the state epidemiological light for the upcoming week March 22-28.
Thursday, March 18, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reported a total of 278 cases, 25 deaths and 231 recovered. The state geoportal reports one active case in colonia 23 de noviembre.
Yesterday (Thursday), the United States announced that it plans to share 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca C-19 vaccine with its two neighbors. This vaccine has been authorized for use in both countries, but has not been approved in the United States. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine, and the other 1.5 million doses will go to Canada, according to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.Usage of this vaccine has been authorized in more than 70 countries.
Tens of millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been sitting idly at US manufacturing sites, awaiting results from US clinical trials, while countries who have authorized its use have been begging for access. Mexico's President has publicly requested that the Biden administration send doses to his country. AstraZeneca has about 30 million doses currently bottled at its Ohio facility, and asked the US to give consideration to these requests.In Baltimore, tens of millions more doses will be available once they are placed into vials and packaged.
A US senior administration official said these deals with Mexico and Canada, which have not been finalized, will not affect President Biden's plan to have vaccines available for all US adults by the end of May. They said the vaccines are being lent under a deal in which the US expects to be paid back later in the year. Two officials said the vaccine would be delivered in "short order" once the deal is completed, but declined to give a more specific timetable.
On Saturday morning, Mexico received 1 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China, which is the largest shipment to date. More than 2 million doses of this vaccine have been delivered so far. On Monday March 22nd, a half-million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine are expected to arrive. Nearly 6.5 million doses of vaccines have arrived in Mexico in 16 shipments, on 27 flights, as shown in the screenshots. The last one indicates that Mexico has received ingredients to bottle 10 million doses. Mexico has a over 128 million residents, and is the 10th most populous country in the world. Nearly 70% of the population are adults, which would be about 90 million people.
Lab closed in Cancun after international controversy & their mobile unit came to Isla Mujeres
On Saturdays from 10a to 2p, services to assist with legal matters continue to be available at the police station to promote lives free of violence for women. Counseling and courses are also offered on issues such as sexuality, human rights, gender perspective, social work and psychological report. More information is available from the Crime Prevention Unit at 998999051(that appears to be missing a digit) or on Facebook at Prevención del Delito Isla Mujeres; email: firstname.lastname@example.org and at the Procuraduría del Menor (DIF) -- 9981508958.
The correct way to wear a face mask is to cover your nose and mouth so you reduce the spread of Covid-19.
The municipal government is working in coordination with state programs for the prevention of the spread of C-19 and the reactivation of the economy, which include the "Guardianes por Quintana Roo", the "Gorras y Chalecos Amarillos" and the “Guardias Auxiliares Ciudadanas”. ("Guardians for Quintana Roo", ′"Yellow Caps & Vests ′′ and "Citizen Auxiliary Guards").
The Guardians are stationed at the APIQRoo (state Port Authority) Maritime Terminal and at the Perla Negra dock (Black Pearl, where day-visitor boats dock behind the large newish souvenir-restaurant-pharmacy store on Medina) taking temperatures and providing hand gel. The Yellow Caps & Vests invite the general populace (and all tourists) to wear face masks correctly and to remember the sanitary measures, who are also stationed at the Maritime Terminal and by the Isla Mujeres photo-op sign and panoramic view located behind the Casa de la Cultura. The Citizen Auxiliary of the municipal police department provide information at strategic points around the island.
The municipal General Secretary, Miriam Trejo León, said, "These are three programs that we continue to work with on the issue of the pandemic, to continue strengthening sanitary measures, so that we do not have any rebounds; we must avoid leaving home and only go out to do what is necessary, wearing face masks, washing our hands, and avoiding busy places, so that we can move forward."
By following hygiene measures we help reduce the spread of covid-19, remember to wash your hands before you put on your face mask.
The correct way to wear a face mask is to cover your nose and mouth completely, to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
ZOFEMAT removed 50 tons of sargasso from the beaches of Isla Mujeres LINK
The Director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency), Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said the crews of her agency responded to an atypically large amount of sargasso that began arriving last Thursday, which is a phenomenon that has been affecting the coasts of the Mexican Caribbean year after year. The crews and the sargasso-cleaning machine were dispatched to address the issue and remove the sargasso from the beaches, which was concluded on Wednesday, and had begun to emit a bad smell. Fortunately, these works were completed rapidly and now the beaches are totally clean. (Before & after photos)
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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, 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 Feb 27 Saturday rose at 7:27p
Feb 28 Sunday it rose at 8:28p
March 1 Monday at 9:29p
March 2 Tuesday at 10:31p
March 3 Wednesday at 11:33p
Full Moon rises Sunday, March 28 at 7:12p
Monday, March 29 at 8:15
Tuesday, March 30 at 9:19
Wednesday, March 31 at 10:25
Sunset 6:51- 7:01(beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, but a race is being held March 27. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Friday, March 5th: When public events were held, there was an annual ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres.
Monday,March: 8 International Women's Day
Saturday, March 20: Spring Equinox
Monday, March 15: The third Monday in March is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on Sunday, March 21st.
Wednesday, March 17: Día de San Patricio / St Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 21: Benito Juarez's birthday
Saturday, March 27: 7am Eastern Malecon--Race of 5 km & 10 km (Starts behind Casa de la Cultura at Guerrero & Abasolo, by the photo op sign). With recommended protocols, registration is free.
Sunday, March 28: Palm Sunday
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