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.