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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...

Yucatán flips to green light, but protocols will be lifted gradually

Yucatán has entered the lowest level of alert, but don't expect crowds like this to return anytime soon. Photo: Carlos Rosado...

Yucatán COVID cases down 78% in the last month

The week ended with 17% fewer coronavirus cases than the week before, Yucatán health department data indicates....

US removes travel ban for vaccinated foreigners

More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from...

Nighttime Biciruta returns after a long absence, but with new rules

File photo With new health precautions, the nighttime version of Mérida's popular community bike ride returns tonight.

Yucatán relaxes more COVID-19 restrictions, despite staying yellow

Yucatán will stay yellow on its COVID-19 epidemiological traffic light for at least one more week.

Cancún and its airport are now busier than before the pandemic

As infections continue to decrease, the tourism industry on Mexico’s Caribbean coast seems to be doing better than ever. 

Coronavirus deaths in Yucatán down 53% in 7 days

Yucatán began administering AstraZeneca vaccines to residents 18 to 29 today in Tekantó, Tekom, Cuncunul, Kaua, Dzemul, Xocchel, Teya, Suma, Quintana...