August 25th:

Yucatan surpasses the barrier of 60 thousand infected with Covid-19

Mérida, Yucatán, (August 23, 2021).- In the State, the limit of 60 thousand people infected with Covid-19 was exceeded on Sunday, August 22nd, in the course of just over 17 months, of which nine percent lost their lives, reported the Yucatan Health Secretariat (SSY).Likewise, about 86 percent of those infected are concentrated in 10 municipalities, while in two municipalities there are still no deaths derived from the pandemic, specifically, Quintana Roo and Tahdziú.

According to the daily technical statement of the SSY, until this Sunday, there were 272 active confirmed cases of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the Covid-19 disease, distributed in 18 municipalities, as well as 12 deaths, of which five deceased were originally from Mérida, and the remaining were from Acanceh, Izamal, Kanasín, Progreso, Ticul, Tizimín and Umán municipalities.

Of the total deaths registered on Sunday, nine were men and three women, whose ages ranged between 21 and 83 years, of which six had no comorbidities, 50 percent.

Regarding the incidence of morbidity, August is in fifth place in the monthly table, with five thousand six confirmed cases, with a daily average of 227.5 infected.

Photo: (Yucatan ahora)

The lowest figure for the eighth month of the year happened on Saturday 7th, with 185 infected, and the highest was last Friday 13th, with 299 infected.

While in the incidence of mortality, August is in the seventh position. According to statistics, so far this month, there are 303 deaths, with a daily average of 13.8 deaths, with a minimum of 10, registered on Monday the 9th and Sunday the 15th, respectively.

Likewise, last Friday, the 6th, the highest number of the year was registered, 17 deaths and the daily average is 15.

From Reg: Location ON June 1ST ON July First August 1ST ON September 1st

Progreso & Beaches 1,099 (107) 1,338 (239) 1,518 (175) 1,687 (169)

Merida 25,665 (2,041) 30,734 (5,069) 34,720 (3,986) 38,741 (4,023)

Yucatan State 40,229 (3,741) 47,923 (7,694) 55,293 (7,277) 62,395 (7,102)

Deaths 4,231 (180) 4,556 (325) 5,081 (525) 5,491 (410)

Suspected Cases 112,720 (8,634) 131,552 (18,832) 148,829(17,277) 165,455 (16,626)

Deaths have increased this month due to the appearance of variants here, although we remain in ORANGE alert. This is the highest number of deaths to date. Fortunately, Yucatan and Progreso Beaches have seen a slight decline in actual cases. Deaths have declined. Merida has seen a slight rise.

Progreso Beaches are CLOSED


State tourism ministers are going to press for international travelers to be screened for COVID-19.

Mexico’s association of tourism ministers will ask the federal government to implement a policy that requires incoming travelers to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative test result.

Oaxaca Tourism Minister Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, who heads up the association, said the proposal will be taken to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs next week.

Mexico has never closed its air borders or required incoming travelers to go into mandatory quarantine. The absence of restrictions has been blamed for fueling coronavirus outbreaks in tourism hotspots such as Cancún and Los Cabos.

Rivera said in an interview that the proposal has the support of all state tourism ministers, who believe that the measure will help reduce the spread of the virus in Mexico.

If the federal government approves the proposal, a plan for its execution will have to be developed in conjunction with the Health Ministry, he said. One matter to consider, the minister said, is whether vaccinated travelers will be allowed into the country regardless of the COVID-19 vaccine they received.

Covid Update Sept. 8th/21

Today 284 new infections of Coronavirus were detected.

125 in Mérida, 37 in Kanasín, 23 in Umán, 13 in Valladolid, 10 in Hunucmá, 9 in Progreso, 6 in Acanceh, Izamal, Maxcanú and Motul, 4 in Ticul and Tixkokob, 3 in Cansahcab, Conkal and Cuncunul, 2 in Chikindzonot, Opichén, Peto, Río Lagartos and Tizimín, 2 foreigners, and 1 in Chankom, Halayó, Hoctún, Homún, Kinchil, Oxkutzcab, Seyé, Sucilá, Suma, Tecoh, Tekayó, Tekit, Tixpéual and Tzucacab.

Progreso Green Zones provide a correct final destination for special waste


PROGRESS.– On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the Chicxulub Puerto Green Zone is open to receive clean waste, this as part of the strategies to promote environmental education among the population, reported the Progreso City Council.

In that sense, Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi went to that point this morning to deposit containers and invite, once again, the public to adopt the culture of separation and the correct disposal of waste, the Commune reported in a statement.

María José Ongay Esquivel, deputy director of Tourism, received the mayor at Chicxulub Puerto, the site where one of the four containers in the Green Zone is installed; There, the official indicated that this program has been well received by the population, since the agency receives six cubic meters of waste per month, that is, about half a ton, both at this point and in the Green Zone of the Casa de la Culture, a module that he is in charge of.

For his part, Zacarías Curi, reiterated to citizens the importance of adopting the culture of waste separation in order to reduce the number of waste, take advantage of its recycling and thus contribute to the sustainable development that the City of Progreso seeks to promote.

It is worth remembering that the Tourism Directorate has promoted the Green Zone program since November 2020; The first point that was installed is that of the House of Culture, and it has a schedule from Monday to Friday from 8 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, and on Saturdays from 9 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon.

The second is in the Green Zone of Chicxulub Puerto, and is open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. While the other two modules are located to the west of Progreso, on the outskirts of the Subdirectorate of Ecology, and the other on the Chelem Puerto – Chuburná Puerto highway, whose hours of operation are 8:00 in the morning at 6:00 in the afternoon.

For all of the above, the mayor highlighted: “I invite you to locate green areas, to contribute to recycling actions and to involve new generations in caring for the environment; On our own, we will continue to promote mechanisms that promote the participation of all sectors in order to protect the flora and fauna of our municipality ”, he concluded.

New Service from Ecology Police

“With the help of the Ecological Police, little by little we are going to build a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly city, because starting today we will resume the waste collection and surveillance unit,” said Julián Zacarías Curi during your tour this morning.

In that sense, the municipality was accompanied by the head of said agency Obdulio Mena Sánchez, who explained that the elements will be distributed in 4 areas, which will cover streets 19, 25, 29, 33 and from 80 to 84 x 27 and 29 from the city center.

Likewise, he pointed out that with the implementation of the first collection units, the aim is to offer waste-free public spaces and promote an awareness and culture of recycling in the population.

On the other hand, the councilor took the opportunity to thank the elements for their good performance that just over two years after the creation of the first ecological police in the State, since they have taken care to protect the natural wealth of the port without put aside the civil work, safeguarding the tranquility and security of the progressives.

Finally, Zacarías Curi said: “Progreso is an example of social responsibility with the environment thanks to the measures we have implemented, therefore I invite you to join us and make a more sustainable planet as a team, the change is in ourselves.”

Professional Aquatic Service

Continuing with the commitment to guarantee the safety of citizens and visitors, this Tuesday Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi delivered nine certificates to elements of the municipal and ecological police for having successfully concluded the “Professional aquatic rescue” workshop.

In this sense, Zacarías Curi explained that these courses seek to maintain the criteria established by the “Blue Flag” certification, in addition to offering better care and security on both piers, according to the Commune in a bulletin.

Vaccinations Continue

In Yucatán, yesterday Tuesday the record of vaccines against the Coronavirus applied per day was broken, with the administration of 58,583 between first and second doses to young people between 18 and 29 years of age in Mérida and the interior of the state, reported the Secretariat of State Health (SSY).

The state agency indicated that, in Mérida, a total of 28,583 first doses of AstraZeneca were applied in the macro-centers installed in the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention Center and in the “Socorro Cerón” Multigym of the Kukulcán Sports Unit; as well as in the modules of the Wireless Sports Unit; the Multifunctional Gym; the Regional Military Hospital of Specialties (HMRE); the Higher School of Arts of Yucatán (ESAY); the Villa Palmira Sports Unit; the 11th Infantry Battalion; and Military Air Base Number 8.

In the interior of the state, a total of 30,126 second doses of Sinovac were applied to the same age group in the municipalities of Valladolid; Progress; Tekax; Chemax; Ticul; Oxkutzcab; Motul; Hunucmá; Izamal; Overalls; Maxcanú; Flattered; Spigot; Tecoh; Temozón; Tixkokob; Yaxcabá; Acanceh; Tzucacab and Muna.

In Mérida, vaccination takes place in 2 macro-centers and 7 modules strategically distributed in the city from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon as follows:

-Today, Wednesday, young people who have their birthday in March and April will be vaccinated.

-On Thursday, September 9 to May and June.

-On Friday, September 10, those who meet in July and August.

-On Saturday September 11 to September and October.

-On Sunday, September 12 to November and December.

While, in the interior of the state, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, second doses of Sinovac will be administered to young people living in Akil, Tinum, Tekit, Conkal, Chichimilá, Seyé, Dzilam González, Baca, Uayma and Sucilá; and on Thursday the vaccination will be concluded in the districts of Chumayel, Yaxkukul, Cantamayec, Yobaín, Bokobá, Sudzal and Sanahcat.

Pig Beach’, home of eight little pigs in Progreso… Sept.13/2021

Progreso, Yucatan, (September 13, 2021).- Approximately two and a half months ago, a call to the Progreso Ecological Patrol changed the landscape of the beach, as they rescued eight little pigs that now find their home in the area, named Pig Beach in their honor.Melina Uribe Febles, a first officer, says that in the call for help a couple of months ago, they were told that there was a lot of noise from animals in a vacant lot, so the Ecological Patrol went to the area to check what was happening, and instead, they found the mother along with the piglets.

From that moment, the care and attention by the veterinarian began, “at the first moment he carried out the protocols to check the temperature, state of the skin” and, because the mother died, they continued to provide constant check-ups and food to the piglets.

(Photo: Progreso Ecological Patrol)

According to the veterinarian’s instructions, even the pigs’ diet has been modified according to their needs, because when they found them “they were miniature” because they were in their first days of life.

Pig Beach is located next to the Hotel Costa Club in Yucalpeten and can be visited from 8 in the morning, where the animals are permanently watched and protected, with routine visits by the specialist.

(Photo: Progreso Ecological Patrol)

“The pigs are already living there (Pig Beach) and they are going to stay there,” he said, adding that they have already adapted to the conditions for their survival at the site, where they are visited by 300 people daily, on average. “Every day more people come to the place to interact with them.”

He emphasized the importance of respecting pigs like any other animal, in this case, respecting their times; “If we approach the corral and they are sleeping, we must let them sleep; if they are eating, you have to let them eat ”.

(Photo: Progreso Ecological Patrol)

But all people can interact with them, caressing and hugging them, “but if at some point the pig shows that he is uncomfortable or that he prefers to be with his little brothers, we have to respect him,” he continued.

In the same way, he shared that they are allowed to enter the sea, but as long as they show what they want and as long as the weather conditions and state of health of the animals allow it.

“If they don’t want to swim, we respect it and return them to the corral … We have respect for their own decision,” he said, noting that they are still very small animals and that they need to be cared for and protected.

Source: La Jornada Maya