Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 2


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 Monday, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 275 cases of C-19 with 25 deaths and 229 recovered. The state geoportal for March 1st continues to report 6 active cases in Isla Mujeres as: Meteorologcio-3, Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and colonia 006-1. The Growth Rate in the Northern Zone has increased from 0.19 to 0.20.

 Sunday, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 275 cases of C-19 with 25 deaths and 229 recovered. The state geoportal for February 28th continues to report 6 active cases in Isla Mujeres as: Meteorologcio-3, Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and colonia 006-1.

Some surprising statistics from the 2020 census, compared to 2010. During the decade, the municipal population increased by 40%, from 16,203 to 22,686 residents. BUT, the island population only increased by 4.2%, from 12,641 residents to 13,174. (That's +533 residents). Meanwhile, the population on the mainland part of the municipality increased by 167%, from 3562 to 5950 residents. A decade ago, 78% of the municipal population lived on the island, which decreased to 58% in 2020.
At the interim census in 2015, the municipality reported 19,499 residents, which wasn't broken down by location. Photo by Jim Guy, thanks!

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 With the state epidemiological light in yellow, sanitary protocols are maintained on Isla Mujeres beaches, maintaining a balance between health care and economic recovery which is dependent on everyone's commitment. Every morning, starting at an early hour, personnel with the Federal Zone agency (ZOFEMAT) rakes and sifts the sand, to ensure high standards of cleanliness. 

   The Director of ZOFEMAT in Isla Mujeres, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said that the beaches of Isla Mujeres are one of our main tourist attractions and they play an important role in our economic recovery. She said that the government is doing their part, but advancing on the epidemiological traffic light is everyone's task.  She said it is of the utmost importance to care for natural resources such as the beaches, while maintaining sanitary protocols to prevent the possible spreading of Covid-19. 

 The municipal liaison for Covid-19 prevention, Dr Xhanat Tze Gonzalez Mora, encouraged the citizenry to redouble preventative measures against the disease to continue the downward trend that has emerged in recent weeks. She said although there are still positives, there is some stability in the number of cases, with a downward trend recently. She explained that this is a result of learning from the measures that have been taken, with repeated reinforcement, so that basically the populace is taking a little better care of themselves. "Also, tourists are protecting themselves, and that also helps us take care of our people," she said. 

   She said that although Isla Mujeres was one of the first municipalities in the state to be included in the National Vaccination Plan, successfully administering the first dose against C-19 to a significant number of seniors, we must continue to stay healthy by continuing with prevention measures and everything we have been doing. 

She reiterated that this is not yet the time to have family visits, because although vaccination of the populace has begun, there are still many vulnerable sectors and the seniors haven't completed their course of vaccinations, and was are all susceptible to contracting Covid-19, which could cause an increase in the disease.

Follow measures of hygiene and prevention against C-19. 


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  


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)

 Sunrise 7:05-6:41


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

 On Saturday, Feb 27 the first preseason baseball game was scheduled at 1p. Usually games are on Sundays starting at 1p (with some pregame activities at 12-12:30 sometimes), at the Pescador field in front of Chedrui, when they are scheduled.

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. This will presumably be conducted with a limited number of officials (without inviting the public) or virtually. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and around the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 died. The uninjured fellow went missing when they visited Florida, and Hernandez Cordoba died after returning to Cuba.

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 17Día de San Patricio / St Patrick's Day

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

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