Yucatan is loosening some restrictions around restaurant service and alcohol sales while also allowing malls and churches to reopen, but on a strict schedule. Here is what the next steps toward “normality” look like in Yucatan.

The state will continue, at least until Sept. 6, to continue operating under the “orange traffic light,” one step below the highest level of alert.

Across Mexico, 10 states across the country have elevated to the “yellow traffic light,” but neither Yucatan nor its neighbor Quintana Roo is so fortunate. Campeche, Yucatan’s other neighbor, is.

Yucatan’s high rate of contagion held back its progress while Quintana Roo’s governor blamed a slight rebound in infections.

Sonora, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tlaxcala and Guerrero also graduated to “yellow” status.


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