Puerto Vallarta puts sanitary fence against Coronavirus
After the possible arrival of Coronavirus to Mexico and the state of Jalisco, the municipality of Puerto Vallarta has installed a sanitary fence at both the international airport and the port terminal.
Dr. Jaime Alvarez Zayas, director of the VIII Sanitary Region of the Jalisco Health Department, explained that these measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the new virus called "Wuhan Pneumonia", which originated in China.
Puerto Vallarta's Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, as well as the Integral Port Administration (API), currently has a group of epidemiologists to try to contain the entry of any type of epidemic.
"The International Health Department is a group of doctors and nurses specialized in epidemiology and they not only deal with coronavirus, but with any disease that may represent a risk for Puerto Vallarta and the region".
Alvarez Zayas said and clarified that the measures are turning into any admission of people from China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and even the United States, a neighboring country where one case has already been registered.
Alvarez Zayas clarified that at this moment there is no contingency situation in Puerto Vallarta, they are simply taking the necessary precautionary measures.
It should be noted that the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta received 2,516,577 passengers in 2019, of which 1,568,811 were international and 947,766 were domestic, while the port terminal received 482,335, most of them international.
PUERTO VALLARTA TERMINALS MONITORED FOR CORONAVIRUS
Puerto Vallarta International Airport and the Port Authority are under surveillance due to the coronavirus alert that began in the town in Wuhan, China and has already spread to four other countries.
This was reported by Dr. Efren Calderon Ramirez, coordinator of International Health of the Eighth Sanitary Region, who explained that the general population is being notified and in the case of seaports and airport facilities, users are being notified of the travel advisory that exists for those who want to go to China.
Likewise, when an international flight or boat arrives, especially from the United States, Canada or Tijuana, the health section in the general travel declaration is verified and above all, visual contact is sought with those coming from the Pacific area of the United States and Canada, since that is where flight connections with China are most common.
When an international flight or boat arrives, especially from the United States, Canada or Tijuana, the health section of the general travel declaration is checked
This statement refers to whether or not they were ill during the journey, and what type of symptoms they had, in case any illness is suspected proceed to quarantine whether personal, partial or total. So far, no case has been presented and there are active personnel, 6 doctors and 3 nurses, who are attentive to what may happen. He said that if in the countries where there is an alert it gets out of control, then it would be worth doing personal checks.
He reiterated that at this moment, Puerto Vallarta is in the revision phase, if this could be complicated the next step would be to fill out a survey of tourists, both those who arrive and those who leave. And if an alarm were to be raised for this disease, infrared thermometers would have to be placed to detect in groups of 8 to 10 people if they present a feverish picture.