For the first time since the epidemiological traffic light system for the new normal for the COVID-19 pandemic began, last May 29, a state went yellow: Campeche, according to the update presented on Friday at the evening health conference.
This means that the risk of contagion is already “medium”, so all work activities in Campeche are once again allowed and public outdoor spaces are opened on a regular basis. However, enclosed spaces should continue to be confined, and all activities carried out should maintain precautionary, hygiene and maximum care for vulnerable populations.
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“There is hope because this epidemic is already reaching levels where the epidemic curve is descending, the rate of contagion is slowing and we want to reach the lower levels of contagion and epidemic risks,” said The Director General of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés, introducing the first state in yellow.
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Meanwhile, for the next two weeks, from August 10 to 23, another 25 states remain in orange at risk of high contagion, including the City and the State of Mexico.
Six states remain at red traffic light and maximum risk, without allowing activities that are not essential: Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Colima, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Hidalgo.
The states that went from red to orange are Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Jalisco, Yucatan and Tabasco. While Aguascalientes was already in orange and came back to red.
Undersecretary of Health Hugo López-Gatell thanked the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) and UNAM mathematicians who collaborate in the development of the epidemiological traffic light to evaluate various parameters recorded in each state and determine their color.
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