Thursday, May 20, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, May 20

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 Despite increases on all the graphs, our Northern Zone remains in Orange next week, Mon, May 24-Sun, May 30. The Southern Zone also remains Orange. Cancun is "Benito Juarez",  Playa del Carmen is Solidaridad (the biggest cities in our Zone) and Holbox is in Lazaro Cardenas.


 Isla Mujeres al Momento reported that Tuesday, the Navy responded to an emergency call and rescued four men who were adrift in the "MARYCRUZ", about 7 nautical miles northeast of Isla Mujeres, after experiencing engine trouble. The small boat was towed to the Naval dock, with the crew in good health. They were received by the staff of the Harbor Master's office for the corresponding paperwork.

Tuesday morning the Governor announced five mandatory measures for the state. He expressed concern about Cancun's rising C-19 contagion curve, saying this cannot be allowed to continue. He implored the residents to increase their compliance with sanitary measures, noting you can deceive yourselves and your government, but not the virus.
1. There will be strict monitoring that capacities and hours are in compliance with the epidemiological light, with suspensions and closures as penalties for non-compliance.
2. Events such as competitions, fairs and expos must be conducted within the context of a "Sanitary Bubble", with respect for capacities. Everyone who enters must have a negative antigen test within the previous 48 hours and cannot leave until the event has concluded.
3. There will be road closures and mobility restrictions on main streets; pay attention to official messages for more information about this. (There were some announced street closures in Cancun this past weekend.)
4. Public and private transportation will be monitored and no vehicle will be allowed to exceed the number of passengers allowed in the Orange status.
5. Massive social gatherings will be sanctioned (penalized) because people cannot risk mingling together in ways that violate healthy distancing measures and put the entire population at risk.
He said we are in a crucial moment when are no actions that are small and every effort to strengthen sanitary measures will be reflected in the health and economy of the state, as well as in the epidemiological light. He plans to announce the latest information this evening about Vaccinations, Actions to contain the Contagion Growth Rate, and the Ranking of Colonias with the Most Active Cases of C-19.

TUESDAY--A month ago, the Growth Rate of cases for our Northern Zone was 0.18. Now it has risen to 0.46, up from last week's 0.41. Most of the population of our Zone lives in Cancun ("Benito Juarez") which reported more cases last week than at any time in the pandemic. The second most populous municipality, Playa del Carmen (Solidaridad), has had two spikes in recent weeks. The small islands, Isla Mujeres & Holbox (Lazaro Cardenas) are doing pretty good, but Cozumel increased by 41%. Tulum is finally doing better.

Our municipality reported another death this week for a total of 31, with a total of 293 cases and 252 recovered, as of yesterday.

MONDAY---Sundog. Photo by Bruce Roberts. In other news, reports say the smoke on the mainland is from tires burning at the landfill and that the firefighters are working at putting it out.

SATURDAY-- On Friday, the Governor congratulated teachers on their Day and said they will soon be vaccinated and ready for the next school year. He gave them recognition for their resilience in meeting the challenges of continuing to educate students from home. La Tertulia reports that vaccines will be administered to Isla Mujeres teachers on May 18-20 at the Naval base, noting that a significant number were vaccinated who are seniors or 50 and older. They should register at and bring their CURP. 


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  


Full moon Wednesday, May 26 rises at 7:57p over the Caribbean & the sun sets at 7:14

Thurs, May 27 at 9:05p

Fri, May 28 at 10:10p

Sat. May 29 at 11:08p

Sun, May 30 at 11:59p

 Sunrise in May~6:00 (first of month)-5:47a (end of month)


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

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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