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Governor promotes home offices to protect life and economy

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
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Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Under new rules, companies in Mexico must cover many of the remote work expenses of their employees. Photo: File

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal is urging business leaders to continue promoting remote work within their companies. 

The Mexican senate recently passed a new law that compels companies to cover expenses related to remote work, such as the maintenance of computers and procurement of ergonomic chairs.

Gov. Vila Dosal applauded the resilience of Yucatán’s entrepreneurs but also recognized the severity of the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Countless businesses in Yucatán have ceased operations during the last year, and many more are hanging on by a thread.

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Government authorities announced that they have stepped up inspections on public transit to ensure that sanitation rules are being followed. However, commuters report that bus drivers routinely exceed the maximum passenger capacity. 

After a severe Christmas holiday spike, COVID-19 infections in Yucatán have begun to trend downwards. New infections totaled 60 on Monday and 75 the day before after spiking as high as 145 on Feb. 4.

Nonetheless, an average of 11-plus deaths due to the virus continue to be a daily occurrence.

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