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COVID numbers dropping, Yucatán returns to a green traffic light

Yucatán is once again at the symbolic green traffic light in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Photo: KTS/Science Photo...

Yucatán looks forward to Easter under the ‘new normal’

Feeling encouraged by falling hospitalization rates and deaths from COVID-19, many communities in Yucatán are preparing for Easter festivities and events under the “new normal.”

Yucatán COVID cases have begun to tick up again

State health department officials have detected a slight rise in Yucatán COVID-19 cases since Sunday. After an almost-steady decline...

Frustration grows in Yucatán as several archaeological sites remain closed

Several of Yucatán's archaeological sites remain closed almost two years after shutting their gates to visitors at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not waiting for the state’s green light, foreign tourists return to...

Yucatán remains under the yellow light, but that could change as coronavirus trends appear favorable. Photo: Getty International...

Progreso mayor says no to ‘Citizen Carnaval’

It looks like Progreso's "Citizen Carnaval" planned for Feb. 26 will not be happening after all, at least on the Malecon. 

Ignoring City Hall, Progreso residents plan Citizen Carnaval’

Residents of Progreso have decided to go ahead with Carnaval celebrations on Feb 26, despite a clear rebuke from City Hall. 

A new study of Mexico’s Patria COVID-19 vaccines delivers good news

Human trials of Mexico’s Patria COVID-19 vaccine are beginning to deliver good news, according to the nation’s science and technology council. 

COVID cases are a far cry from last week’s record surge

COVID-19 cases in Yucatán plummeted by 49% compared with last week, official records indicate. Home quarantines are half what they were a...

Cases begin to fall, but COVID claims life of healthy baby

Coronavirus cases declined 15% this week after an omicron-variant surge that began around Christmas. The last four days...

COVID cases level off, but still break records every day

Coronavirus infections in Yucatán jumped 38.7% over last week, but the number of new cases appeared to level off starting Thursday.

Beloved Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer dies from COVID-19

The Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer, 70, died Thursday night in Los Angeles, California, after losing his battle with COVID-19.

Omicron forces Cozumel to take on new restrictions

Municipal authorities in Cozumel have decided to temporarily close several streets in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Over 1,000 new COVID cases in a day

Yucatán health authorities tracked down 1,037 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with the true number likely to be many times higher. It's...

A stunning 5,425 new COVID cases in a week

Residents make use of a hand-washing station installed in the Centro. Photo: Artur Widak / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Booster shots arrive for Mérida residents between 40-59

Booster shots for Mérida residents in their 40s and 50s arrived Friday. Photo: Courtesy A military plane with...

New Frontier Airlines route to connect Cancún with Houston

Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.

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...