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Convention centers set aside as hospitals if coronavirus crisis worsens

Merida's Siglo XXI convention center in 2020, after a big renovation. The Siglo XXI and the Yucatan International...

State official, who was Merida’s interim mayor, tests positive for coronavirus

Yucatan Secretary General Maria Fritz Sierra, seen here meeting with public officials in 2018, has tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Twitter

Dry laws, road blocks and curfews on the rise as Yucatan...

The Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatán is one of three health facilities in Merida qualified to...

Governor expands shutdown, closing non-essential businesses in Yucatan

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal announces non-essential businesses will be shut down until further notice. Photo: Courtesy Businesses that...

The other symptoms of the Coronavirus crisis: hunger, desperation

A baker in Uman helps hungry people in the community. Photo: Google The brutal economic impact of the...

British cruise ship passenger disembarks in Progreso for medical treatment

The Marella Explorer 2 is seen docking during a previous excursion. Photo: Courtesy An elderly British cruise ship...

Report: Cruise ship with COVID-19 patients awaits entry into Progreso

Source: Cruise Mapper A cruise ship with four ailing crew members – stricken by the coronavirus — is...

Quarantine ignored on the streets of Izamal

The center of Izamal as seen from the historic convent. Photo: Diario de Yucatan Izamal, Yucatan — Before...

Fines, prison threatened for spreading COVID-19 in Yucatan

Police charged a man with inciting riots against supermarkets. Photo: Courtesy Recklessly spreading coronavirus could lead to fines...

Baca closes borders after neighboring city announces 3 coronavirus cases

After the three positive cases of coronavirus in Motul became known, neighboring Baca closed its borders, the...

3 coronavirus cases detected in Motul

Motul is filled with culture and history. Photo: Getty Three new cases of COVID-19 were found in Motul,...

‘What if I overstay my tourist visa in Mexico?’

“What happens if I overstay my tourist visa?” is the question lawyers and immigration consultants are being...

‘Dry law’ to be implemented, ending liquor sales along the coast

The mayor of Progreso, left, tours the Cessa health center with Dr. Sergio Bates. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan...

Closures ruled out at San Benito, Lucas de Gálvez markets

The massive San Benito market will remain open downtown. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — The city's main mercados are...

Reversing boom, 12 Merida hotels close as coronavirus slows the economy

Rosas & Xocolate, a boutique hotel, restaurant and spa on the Paseo de Montejo in Merida, temporarily closed in response to...

For street vendors, social distancing is not an option

Despite orders to stay at home, two street vendors earn their living on avenidas Jacinto Canek and Itzáes. Photo: La Jornada...

Should Merida’s big mercados remain open? City will decide today

Signs posted at the Lucas de Gálvez market remind shoppers of coronavirus risks. Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan...

Houston, Mexico City flights canceled as Merida airport slows down

Six national flights and at least one international route have been dropped as a contingency measure against coronavirus.

No social distancing for these tourists exploring Merida

Telesur found a group of tourists avoiding basic precautions against the coronavirus today. Photo: Telesur A group of...

Special flight to repatriate Canadians leaves Merida on Tuesday

Standing in front of his residence, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks Friday during a news conference on COVID-19 situation in...

Border shutdown hits both roads and airports

Passengers wait at Benito Juarez airport of Mexico City while wearing face masks as a preventive measurement against the spread of...

Not canceled: 300 gather in Merida for big business event

José Manuel López Campos. Photo: Courtesy Not all large gatherings are canceled in Merida. The 104th Ordinary General...

Bars and nightclubs in Yucatan shut down as a health precaution

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal on Friday ordered bars and night clubs to shut down operations.