Cancun coronavirus update: daily new cases, deaths, and visitor info
As of today, Cancun coronavirus cases reached 5,160 positive infections and 1,022 deaths. Benito Juarez (where Cancun is located) is the jurisdiction with the most cases in the state of Quintana Roo, followed by Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen).
The public beaches of northern Quintana Roo, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, and Tulum, are open from this week at 60% of their capacity. Also the hotels of the northern region of Quintana Roo, golf courses, tourist sites, and theme parks. Bars, nightclubs, and discos will remain closed.
The opening of beaches, hotels, and tourist areas is gradual, with safety protocols, the use of masks, and social distance.
Activities such as water skiing, sailing, rowing, fishing, and cycling, will be able to open 100% in these places, which are shown in yellow at the traffic light that has been created to determine the state of the infection in each area of the country and its return to normal
Cancun, the favorite beach resort for national and international tourists, received the highest flow of visitors in the last four months, although it is still far from the volumes it captured before the mobility restrictions caused by the coronavirus.
Playa Delfines, Playa Las Perlas, and Playa Chac Mool, are the three beaches chosen to begin the process of reopening the coast of Cancun, as part of the actions allowed by the Epidemiological Light that is already in yellow in Quintana Roo.
These will be the three options for locals and tourists until Thursday; on Friday, September 11, Playa El Niño will also open and the following week there will be at least three more, according to information from the Federal Maritime Land Zone Directorate (ZOFEMAT).
The access schedule is from 9:00 to 17:00 hours and through the measurement system and permanent sanitary surveillance, it will be guaranteed that 60 percent of the capacity of the beaches will be maintained.
In the personal access of the municipality will take the temperature of visitors and provide antibacterial gel, in addition to monitoring compliance with health protocols and healthy distance.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) scheduled a total of 223 operations for this day at the International Airport of this city, which reiterates the sustained recovery of this destination in terms of flights to other destinations in Mexico and the world, mainly in North America.
In its usual report on the operation of this air terminal, the second most important in the country, only behind Mexico City's Airport, Asur explained that of those 223 flights, 106 would arrive, 65 national and 41 international.
Likewise, 117 departures, 70 of them to Mexican destinations, and 47 to points abroad, all from the United States. The international destinations with flights scheduled for Sunday, September 6th are Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Salt Lake, and San Francisco.
In turn, the international airlines with flights scheduled for this Sunday, September 6, are American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, and United.
Tourism represents one of the main sources of income for the country, about 8.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and authorities and experts had already warned that the pandemic would deal a severe blow to the sector that employs some 4.5 million people, according to official figures.
"Death" roams the beaches of Cancun
The government of Quintana Roo is creating new ways for people to pay attention to staying home. That's how "La Muerte" appeared by strolling on the beaches of Cancun Quintana Roo and inviting people to raise awareness about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 in Mexico, that is if they don't want to be taken to God.
Death is a reality that the world is living in a serious way as a consequence of the pandemic originated by Coronavirus and although the efforts of health authorities have been total to make people attend to staying at home, people simply do not do it.
Reason enough for a man to do his bit and go out in the guise of "La Muerte" for a walk on the beaches of Quintana Roo in the hope that people will realize that they could die from Covid-19 and put the people around them at risk.