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Omicron strain now dominant in Yucatán

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.

Yucatán’s COVID hospitalizations begin to creep up

Over 3,000 new coronavirus infections were reported this week in Yucatán. On Sunday alone, 652 new cases were detected, and that's likely...

Mérida Fest to go forward despite COVID-19 surge

The Ayuntamiento has confirmed that in-person events scheduled for Mérida Fest 2022 will continue as planned.

Mexico prepares to begin human trials of its Patria COVID-19 vaccine

Federal health authorities are calling on adult volunteers to take part in human trials for Mexico's Patria COVID-19 vaccine. 

Yucatan governor predicts an end to the ‘green’ light

By Thursday, Yucatán's easy-going restrictions under the "green" light will be no more, Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal predicts.

Three cruise liners dock in Progreso as Yucatán breaks new record...

Three cruise ships docked in Progreso at the same time, bringing with them a combined total of 2,394 passengers and 749 crewmembers. 

394 Yucatán COVID cases set new daily record

A shipment of 53,760 Moderna vaccines arrived Monday in Yucatán. They will serve as booster doses for teachers and active educational...

Mexican President tests positive for COVID-19, again

Yesterday, Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 once again. 

COVID explodes in Yucatán as new cases approach 300 in a...

Mérida teenagers between 15 and 17 were given a second dose of Pfizer vaccine on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy

Influencers on Cancun party flight stranded, branded ‘idiots’ by Canadian PM

A group of Canadian influencers is stranded in Cancun and along Mexico’s Caribbean coast after Sunwing refused to let them board their flight back home. 

Kabah opens its gates to tourists after almost 2 years

After 19 months of being closed to the public over concerns of COVID-19 infections, the archaeological site of Kabah is now open to visitors. 

What a hangover: Coronavirus cases jump 57% on New Year’s Day

The new year got off to a bad start on the coronavirus front. Post-Christmas cases have jumped...

COVID-19 cases in Yucatán are back in triple digits

Hours before the height of Yucatán's New Year's Eve celebrations, the state health department sent a sobering message about the resurgence of...

2021, a hectic year, in review

It has been one doozy of a year. From the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic to the decline and bouncing back of the tourism industry, to wacky news stories that for some reason or another caught traction in 2021.

Omicron cases reach 13 in Yucatán as New Years Eve parties...

Yucatán Health Secretary Mauricio Sauri Vivas said 13 Omicron cases have been confirmed in the state. Photo: Screengrab Thirteen...

Yucatán’s first official Omicron case: Mérida man quarantined

Booster shots for Yucatán residents over 60 were administered in Baca, Homún, Cansahcab, Abalá, Hocabá, Celestún, Panabá, and Akil. Photo: Courtesy

COVID cases are rising while Yucatán celebrates the holidays

Updated 6:20 p.m. Wednesday with updated data Coronavirus infections have quadrupled in a week,...

Crowded testing clinic hints at fears that Omicron spike will reach...

A lab that offers coronavirus tests was packed with customers on Tuesday morning. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Mérida’s Centro prepares for a tsunami of tourists and last-minute shoppers

Approximately 400,000 people are expected to crowd the streets of Mérida's Centro on Christmas Eve. 

Yucatán COVID cases remain low as new variants spread around the...

Coronavirus in Yucatan Coronavirus fatalities in Yucatán have been no more than one each day for more than...

COVID-19 booster shots to kick off this week for Mérida residents...

COVID-19 booster shots will be available for Mérida residents 60 and over starting Thursday.

What is the holdup with Mexico’s Patria COVID-19 vaccine?

The development of Mexico’s Patria COVID-19 vaccine appears to be nearly a year behind schedule.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once...

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

Mexico skeptical over new travel restrictions

Restricting travel or closing borders is of little use in response to the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, said Mexico's...