Yucatán ends outdoor face mask requirement

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The Yucatán Ministry of Health suddenly ended its outdoor mask mandate on Thursday.

The measure is still in place for enclosed spaces and public transport.

Mexico City enacted the same measure in April. Earlier this week, Quintana Roo also eased up face mask requirements, calling them optional.

Separately, the ministry also announced 39 COVID cases in the past 24 hours, the highest tally for the month so far. That compares to 25 cases on Wednesday. Most cases have been mild, however.

The state also announced 309 at-home quarantines, up 25 from the day before. Hospitalizations remained stable at nine in public facilities.

In recent weeks, the number of people hospitalized and new infections have been down significantly, and in addition, Yucatán’s last COVID death dates to April 2, more than a month ago.

Face masks are still recommended for older adults, people with comorbidities that put their health at risk, or those who present symptoms of respiratory disease.

Vaccinations continue with Pfizer doses given to adolescents 12 to 14 Oxkutzcab, Peto, Izamal, Maxcanú, Espita, Halachó, Yaxcabá, Temozón, Tecoh, Tzucacab, Tixkokob and Mama until Saturday.

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