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COVID cases continue steady decline as vaccines for teens arrive

Yucatán's health ministry reported a steady drop in new cases this week. Daily infections averaged around 208,...

Yucatán’s bars and cantinas forge a new lobbying association

The group, which is now known as Asociación de Cantineros, is already made up of over 120 members but is yet to elect its first president. 

Live music is back at Yucatán’s restaurants and bars

e measure was put in place over a year and a half ago along with a series of other restrictions to help against the spread of COVID-19.

Yucatán cancels Xmatkuil fair and Hanal Pixán altars at Plaza Grande

The news comes as a disappointment for many who thought that a return to yellow on Mexico’s epidemiological traffic light system would mean more of a return to normal for public events. 

Coronavirus cases in Yucatán continue decline, recoveries up

School children in Sotuta, Yucatán, wear facemasks and maintain social distancing while lining up for in-person classes. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán in yellow: Hotel, event capacity limits to be lifted

Cyclists pedal along across the street from the Fiesta Americana, one of Mérida’s largest hotels. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán COVID cases dropping, for now, as recoveries outnumber infections

Yucatán's daily coronavirus infections have fallen below 250 since Oct. 1, health ministry reports indicate. Cases this month...

Yucatán in yellow and Q. Roo is green on Mexico’s coronavirus...

While state officials are still assuming an orange-level state of pandemic alert, Mexico has painted Yucatán in...

New numbers signal slow but steady recovery for tourism in Yucatán

Though hotel occupancy in Mérida and Valladolid still remains low, hovering at around 30%, the situation seems to be improving slowly but steadily, according to data provided by state authorities.

Mérida prepares to host Mexico’s most important tourism trade show

The event known as the Tianguis Turístico Mexico will bring together representatives from the country’s 32 states, as well as buyers from 70 countries.

Bars, cantinas, and sports centers to re-open in Yucatán

Mérida’s bars and cantinas will be allowed to operate once again, but only at 50% capacity. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Yucatán curfew: Vehicle restrictions almost at the end of the road

A road curfew that kept non-emergency vehicles off the road after 11 p.m. will end Monday, Oct. 4.

Yucatán faces resistance as COVID spread continues

A "World Wide Rally for Freedom" was held on the Paseo de Montejo to protest pandemic-related restrictions. Photo: Diario de Yucatán

Guns N’ Roses cancels Mérida concert, vows to return in 2022

Guns N' Roses won't be in Mérida in 2021 after all. Los Angeles rockers Guns N' Roses...

Yucatán loosens curfew and eases limits on restaurant hours

Yucatán is easing its pandemic curfew, allowing drivers on the road at night between Sunday and Wednesday.

Yucatán still struggles as COVID cases decline nationally

Mexico's health undersecretary has declared the country's coronavirus crisis on the wane, but Yucatán is lagging by...

Yucatán COVID infections rise for the 5th consecutive week

Photo: Courtesy Daily coronavirus infections jumped 6.4% since the beginning of August, Yucatán health ministry data shows.

Weekend mobility restrictions in Progreso are now lifted

Two months after state health authorities decided to limit mobility in the coastal community, Progreso’s beach and boardwalk will now be open on weekends once again.

Brits get around US travel ban with a Yucatán stopover

This way to the cenote. Photo: iStock A British freelance journalist thought he was a "pandemic travel pioneer"...

Is it fair to keep some Yucatán bars closed and not...

Dozens of bar owners and workers from around the state made their way Monday to the governor’s palace where they demanded to be heard. 

Yucatán’s late-summer COVID-19 battle is losing ground

Weekly coronavirus cases in Yucatán are up nearly 22% since the beginning of the month, indicating the late summer's steady rise in...

Yucatan’s COVID cases are up 49.5% since Tuesday

An otherwise healthy 23-year-old was one of 14 Yucatán COVID patients to die Saturday, state medical authorities...

New delays in human trials for Mexico’s Patria COVID-19 vaccine

Severe delays in clinical trials and a lack of transparency call in to question the viability of relying on the Patria...

13-year-old dies and COVID quarantines spike in Yucatán

A 13-year-old was among 16 COVID-19 patients to die, doctors announced Saturday during Yucatán's daily coronavirus briefing....