Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal addresses the public after a grim update from the health ministry. Photo: Screengrab / Facebook

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal threatened to delay reopening the economy after the health ministry reported the most infections and deaths so far in the coronavirus crisis.

The state counted 80 new cases and 11 fatalities, news that came shortly after dozens of vendors at the San Benito and Lucas de Gálvez markets, which attract tens of thousands daily, were spreading the virus.

The governor implored citizens not to relax on healthy distance measures if they want any sense of normalcy to resume.

If infections continue to rise, the June 1 gradual restart of hotels, construction projects and other industries will be put on hold, he said.

A follower who works as an event planner asked when they can hold weddings or other parties with more than 50 people. Vila Dosal replied that everything depends on the evolution of the pandemic in the coming days.

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