Mexico declares health emergency

Yesterday, the Mexican government officially declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of all non-essential activities (public, private and social) until April 30th.

Services deemed essential to maintain the economy include:

  • Financial services (e.g. banks, credit card companies)
  • Tax collection
  • Distribution and sale of electricity and fuel
  • Food and drink industry (non-alcoholic)
  • Supermarkets and food stores
  • Stores considered autoservicio (e.g. Walmart, OXXO, Home Depot)
  • Transportation services (passengers and cargo)
  • Production of agricultural products and livestock
  • Production and distribution of chemicals and cleaning products
  • Hardware stores
  • Package delivery services (e.g. DHL)
  • Private security companies
  • Daycare centers
  • Homes and centers for the elderly
  • Telecommunication services
  • Funeral and cremation services
  • Warehouse/storage services
  • Cold storage businesses providing essential supplies
  • Essential government services necessary to maintain the infrastructure

Unlike Australia, hairdressers have not been exempt, which is not great news for Lisa who is two weeks overdue for a haircut…

Might go and do a bit of shopping tomorrow.

Chaos at Cancun Airport

Sounds like it’s a not much fun hanging around Cancun Airport trying to get a flight out. Not sure I’d want to be 73 years old and waiting around in a queue of travellers for over 4 hours.

Australian hotel quarantine not all it’s cracked up to be

Check out this Twitter thread from a friend back in Melbourne, about his brother and his family stuck in a small hotel room with 3 young children and a pile of dirty nappies.

Mexican numbers top 1,000

Mexico reported an additional 101 cases of Coronavirus yesterday, making a total of 1,094 with 28 fatalities.

There are 44 cases in our state of Quintana Roo, with 9 being in our municipality of Solidaridad. There are 30 cases in the Cancun area.

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Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
4 months ago

Stay safe mate, unbelievable times, but we’ll get through it and one to tell the grandchildren about!
Well 3 of mine are living it, but you know what I mean!!