Cancun Mayan Museum closes due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among its personnel

13/04/2021

The Mayan Museum of Cancun, which recently reopened its facilities to the public, closed its doors and stopped its operations momentarily due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in its staff, who attend to tourists and visitors and who are in the front line when they attend or guide them to the museum or to the archaeological site that is under the protection of the place.

It was Carlos Esperol, director of the Mayan Museum of Cancun himself, who confirmed to this media the temporary closure of the cultural precinct where the San Miguelito Archaeological Zone is also located, which for the moment was the only one of the three popular areas that was open since El Rey and El Meco have remained closed since February of last year.

"The Ministry of Culture, through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), informs that the Mayan Museum of Cancun and the archaeological zone of San Miguelito, in Quintana Roo, will remain closed to public visitation as of this Saturday, April 10 and until further notice," said the communiqué issued by the federal agency.

It was the same institution that confirmed the case of COVID-19 in the INAH personnel who was a collaborator of both the museum and the archaeological zone and according to its protocols the place will remain closed while a sanitization is being carried out in the precinct, besides the employees of the place will remain in temporary isolation to avoid a spread.

"For the Ministry of Culture and INAH it is a priority to guarantee the health of workers, as well as that of visitors to its cultural venues, so the Institute will continue to implement the indispensable sanitary and hygiene measures to ensure that its spaces are enjoyable and safe," said the Ministry of Culture.

During Easter Week, 11 positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Sanitary Bubble that was installed in the nightclub zone; let's remember that 112 young Argentinean students also developed the disease during their stay in Cancun, these events in less than a month.

At the moment the archeological zones in Cancun that are available to visit in Cancun are Yamil Lu' um, the Alacran ruins located at kilometer 12.5 and which can be accessed from the beach or from Kukulcan Boulevard by the Park Royal hotel, or the ruins of Pok Ta Pok, on the golf course, in both cases access is free of charge.

By Mexicanist