Mazatlan beaches and resorts closed due to Covid-19

Contrary to the federal government's order a couple of days ago to reverse the intention to close the beaches of Navolato, as part of the actions to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state, Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced yesterday the closure of all beaches and resorts in Sinaloa.

Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced that the decision is taken to avoid concentrations of people and prevent the coronavirus from continuing to spread among the population. Photo by Agencies for illustrative purpose only
Sinaloa Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced that the decision is taken to avoid concentrations of people and prevent the coronavirus from continuing to spread among the population. Photo by Agencies for illustrative purpose only

The decision, said the head of the state executive, was taken at the meeting held by the State Council of Public Health, and in which were present the mayors of the 18 municipalities of Sinaloa, including Mazatlan.

Prevention

Making the announcement during a video on his Facebook page, Ordaz Coppel said that "we have decided to close the beaches of Sinaloa, as well as the resorts, inns and all that is recreational parks because they attract a lot of people.

It's a difficult decision, very complicated, painful, but we have to give priority to the health of the Sinaloans.

He justified the decision in view of the virus' aggressiveness in spreading the contagion: "We have to do everything to avoid it, and the way to do it is to stay at home. Thank you very much for your support. I know the Sinaloans will understand, they will understand, and we will come out very strong".

Mazatlan restaurants closed due to health contingencies

At least six local restaurants have closed their doors to the public due to the coronavirus sanitary emergency, because there are businesses that, due to the low affluence of diners, cannot continue to sustain their operation, said Rodrigo Becerra, President of the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry in Mazatlan.

Given what is happening due to the health emergency, he urges restaurateurs and collaborators to be supportive and protect themselves as best as possible, so it recommends to comply with official regulations and implement strategies that do not risk the spread of coronavirus.

RIU closes hotels in Guadalajara and Mazatlan due to coronavirus

RIU, the Spanish chain that operates about 20 hotels in destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta, decided to close some because of the low occupancy rate generated by the isolation restrictions due to the coronavirus.

Guadalajara and Mazatlan is where the hotels will close from March 23rd until Easter.

In a statement, the Spanish company explained that due to the cancellation of activities by airlines and tour operators, its hotel chain has a low occupancy rate, "which to our regret has led us to make decisions to close hotels, adjusting the operation to the reality of the market at this time.

Few tourists in Mazatlan due to Coronavirus alert

The influx of tourists in Mazatlan has decreased considerably due to the alert situation that exists for the Covid-19, as announced by workers in the commercial and tourism sector.

Beaches, markets and tourist areas of the municipality are with very few people compared to normal seasons of the year. In Mazatlán's hotel zone, which runs from Del Mar Avenue to the Golden Zone, the decrease in visitors is very noticeable.

Due to the few reservations, some hotels have decided to close their doors temporarily, at least until April 2.

Tourist Cruise Ship Arrivals Suspended for Over a Month

The conditions affect the entire consumer chain, from services, tour operators, transporters, restaurants, shops, and jewelry stores. It also affects the population in general, since hundreds of people live from the movement generated by the arrival of tourist cruises.

Mazatlan coronavirus update: Arrival of tourist cruises suspended for more than a month. Photo: Agencies
Mazatlan coronavirus update: Arrival of tourist cruises suspended for more than a month. Photo: Agencies

These are security measures, but they have an impact on the economy of almost all sectors, said the tourism entrepreneur Giancarlo Parolari González, who is confident that this situation will not last long.

Mazatlan closes recreational spaces and events due to COVID -19

As a way of preventing COVID-19 recreational parks in Mazatlán joined the closing of doors in order to avoid an outbreak of coronavirus.

It is as of this Sunday that the Mazatlan Aquarium suspends activities and prohibits the entry of tourists until April 2, was reported this morning through a statement on social networks.