The municipality of Tulum reported a 100 percent decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases during the last weeks, going from being a "red focus" of the pandemic to registering zero cases, informed Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez. According to the governor's message, in the last few weeks, this demarcation has reported almost zero cases of infection, making it the only municipality with such a decrease.

In Playa del Carmen, there was a 47 percent decrease, going from an average of more than 180 cases per day to zero cases, according to the report. Lázaro Cárdenas is in second place, with a 93 percent drop in Covid-19 infections, also registering almost zero cases. Other municipalities registering zero cases are Puerto Morelos and "almost zero cases" are José María Morelos, Solidaridad and Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

In the case of Benito Juarez, it registered a drop of 47 percentage points, so it represents less than 10 cases per day. "After the great mountain of almost 250 average daily cases, which was fatal," stated the governor. In Othón P. Blanco a drop of 37 percent is observed, which represents between six and seven cases per day, even though this was one of the "municipalities that took the longest to reach the (color) green".

The opposite is the case of Isla Mujeres, where there was an increase of 1,226 percent of contagions, but because it had "few cases, it had one or two, that is the reason for this increase, but in absolute numbers, they are on the rise", he added. Given this situation, the governor of Quintana Roo informed that the first stage of the state epidemiological semaphore light remains green, both in the southern and northern zones of the state, from November 15 to 21.

"Also in the federal traffic light we will remain there again (in green color), for at least two more weeks, but we cannot claim victory, since the points can go up or down". For this reason, the President urged the population not to lower their guard and to maintain sanitary protocols to avoid Covid-19 infection, such as the constant use of masks, continuous handwashing, and keeping a "healthy distance".

Closure of Cobá archaeological site in Tulum due to COVID-19

The archaeological zone of Cobá in the municipality of Tulum will close its doors again due to the detection of an outbreak of COVID-19, the closure will be for an indefinite period, according to a press release from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

For security reasons and according to sanitary dispositions for the prevention of COVID-19 disease contagion, the archaeological site of Cobá, in the state of Quintana Roo, closes its doors to public visitation starting this Wednesday, August 11th' indicated the federal agency.

The Ministry of Culture and INAH ask visitors not to visit these archeological vestiges in Tulum, until notice is given that conditions are safe for their reopening, using another communiqué; the archeological zone is located within the ejido with the same name.

On July 29th, the Mayan ruins were closed to the public when a case of COVID-19 was reported to a staff member, the decision was taken to avoid the spread of the virus among staff and visitors to the archaeological site.