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June 1st saw some reopening of a few places and the lifting of the Dry Law. We were all excited about this change but it was not as easy as we thought! You had to buy in stores that had delivery and Costco would not deliver to Progreso. If you bought liquor in Merida you could not bring it in to Progreso. So many of us wait for the 15th when next changes occur.

The week of June 8th, the fourth round of dispensa delivery continues again with the same expectations for families to be prepared.

June 10th brought great news to Julian and Progreso: “I am very happy to announce that today I received the news that the Blue Flag National Jury recognized two #PROGRESO beaches with their international distinctive. The two beaches are the Traditional Malecon and the International Malecon. As of July 2020 these beaches will be recognized and will help in allowing us to build together the new version of Progreso. “

Among other requirements, Blue Flag beaches must offer environmental education activities, display a code of conduct, and provide information about water quality. Garbage cans, water, and restrooms are required, and lifeguards and first aid services must also be in place. 

In municipalities with multiple Blue Flag beaches, at least one must be accessible for people with disabilities.

The government of Yucatan and Progreso have clearly stated the beaches are closed. Progreso will experience a different vacation period in the coming weeks. The local authorities are working so that the economic reactivation of the municipality can occur in the best possible conditions, and in accordance with the measures set by the Covid-19 traffic light.

On Friday June 26th the Yucatan Health Secretariat reported 135 new infections of Coronavirus in the State, of which 7 correspond to Progreso.

THIS MEANS THAT WE WILL CONTINUE ON WAVE 1 OF ECONOMIC REOPENING.

Given the upward trend in the percentages of the indicators of our state traffic light compared to the previous week, we highlight the issue of responsibility and also take the opportunity to make a careful reminder that the gradual reopening of wave 1 of our economy does not mean that we can relax hygiene and prevention measures, but on the contrary, it is when we should apply them the most, because it could happen that, if due to this gradual reopening we are not responsible, infections will skyrocket and our hospital capacity will be saturated, which It would get to put our state traffic light in red, which in turn would force to stop the economic reopening to protect the health of all Yucatecans.

As has been said repeatedly, being in wave 1 means that we have to focus only on going to work and buying the most essential things for our homes. Restrictions on mobility will be maintained to avoid new infections and therefore there should be no social gatherings, parties or going for a walk, as the contingency continues. The use of face masks will continue to be mandatory to take care of each other.

Coronavirus cases increase by 4 in Progress on Jun 27, 2020 to a total of 54 cases. A total of 424 deaths have occurred in Yucatan. No changes announced.