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Airbnb limits Mexico bookings to medical personnel

The hosting platform Airbnb on Monday has gone from listing "COVID-19 retreats" to reserving listings in Mexico only for medical personnel fighting COVID-19. Non-essential leisure...

9th patient in Yucatan dies from coronavirus, and 9 more test...

Yucatan's ninth fatality in under two weeks, and nine new coronavirus cases, were announced today at the state's daily health ministry briefing. That brings...

CFE raises rates and is apparently inflexible on terms

Household electricity rates are up 4% this month despite an overall reduction in fuel costs sold on the international market. The increase occurs in the...

New coronavirus patients bring Yucatan’s count to 117

Merida, Yucatan — A four-day string of fatalities was broken today when Yucatan's health authorities announced no new coronavirus-related deaths. But nine new COVID-19 patients were...

Restaurants plead with landlords to forgive rent during crisis

Local restaurants joined with Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila asking for a little mercy when rent time comes along. At least 60% of Yucatan's restaurants will...

Merida airport has a fraction of its normal flyers

Merida, Yucatan — After averaging monthly growth of nearly 20% and initiating a major expansion, airport activity has taken an understandable dive since the...

Recreational vehicles will be confiscated, says Progreso mayor

Despite the fact that Progreso Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi has repeatedly urged the population not to visit the port for a spring vacation, hundreds...

8th coronavirus death as temporary hospital reportedly rises in Valladolid

Saturday's COVID-19 death was a first for the colonial city of Valladolid, said Mayor Enrique Ayora Sosa. The victim was a 68-year-old man who...

No welcome wagon for travelers entering Chelem

Holding placards and blocking the town's entrance, Chelem residents Saturday protested an influx of suspected vacationers in their tiny beach community. The protest followed a...

A guide to staying home and using your freezer during a...

While we avoid public places, one way to reduce your trips to the grocery store is to invest in a freezer. Not only can...

Izamal locks down as coronavirus patient there reportedly dies

A day after announcing the city's first COVID-19 case, Izamal Mayor Fermín Sosa Lugo announced the city's first COVID-19 fatality. The death of the 45-year-old...

2 Yucatecans in California die from coronavirus infection

Of the 181 Mexican migrants who have lost their lives in the United States due to COVID-19 virus, two are Yucatecan, a man from...

Not so fast: Mexico officials clash over reviving beer production

Days after forcing them to shut down, the federal government invited the beer industry to continue its production and distribution activities, according to a...

Poll: Progreso residents favor stricter roadblocks to keep outsiders away

The day the Port's first case of COVID-19 was announced, a survey showed the vast majority of Progreso residents were in favor of stronger...

For 2nd consecutive day, COVID-19 patient in Yucatan dies

Merida, Yucatan — A 53-year-old woman died after a coronavirus infection, Yucatan health officials announced today. The unidentified patient, Yucatan's sixth fatality, follows the...

AMLO asked to rescue tourism industry using Mayan Train, airport funds

Business leaders asked the government to help the flagging tourist industry using funds set aside for the Mayan Train and the Santa Lucia airport. The...

A sudden, statewide ban on alcohol is announced in Yucatan

With little warning, a 20-day alcohol ban for the entire state began today in Yucatan. The "ley seca" will last until April 30, according to...

Woman, 46, is Yucatan’s 5th coronavirus fatality

Merida, Yucatan — A fifth fatality was reported today by Yucatan health officials battling the spread of coronavirus. Additionally, eight new cases of COVID-19 were...

Residents asked to disinfect trash bags before leaving them on the...

Merida, Yucatan — Pamplona garbage-collection customers are asked to disinfect the trash bags they set on the curb. Garbage collectors, vulnerable to bacteria and virus...

1st of 15 sanitation tents begins spritzing shoppers at Lucas de...

Merida, Yucatan — The city's latest tool in the fight against COVID-19 looks a little like a car wash for people. It's the city's first "módulo...

Health workers harassed, vilified while on the pandemic’s front lines

Mexico's Health workers on the front line in the war on coronavirus also face the public's aggression born of fear. A young Merida nurse at...

8 new cases bring Yucatan coronavirus count to 83

Another eight new cases of COVID-19 in Yucatan were announced in a press conference that was delivered by video this evening. That brings to 83...

Pigeons at Plaza Grande are dying since people stopped coming to...

Merida, Yucatan — Dead pigeons are being found at city's main park, apparently unable to live without the people who used to feed them. Parks...

Over 100,000 in 2 days apply for Yucatan state aid

Merida, Yucatan — The state program to boost the economy battered by coronavirus contingencies brought out over 100,000 Yucatecans seeking aid since Monday. The vast...