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Coronavirus continues new surge in Yucatan

Since March, Yucatan has accumulated nearly 21,000 coronavirus cases and around 2,500 deaths. Illustration adapted from SSY graphic

Limits on gatherings, restaurants and driving to be loosened

Hotels and restaurants in Yucatan will open more fully by Nov. 2. Photo: Lee Steele / YEL Yucatan's...

Major Hanal Pixán events canceled, but cemeteries to remain open

Paseo de las Ánimas. Photo; Punto Medio El Paseo de las Ánimas, the wildly popular street procession that...

No COVID deaths for 24 hours, Yucatan doctors report

For the first time since April 29 — or 169 days — Yucatan reported zero COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period.

Merida COVID cases exceed 11,000 while hospitalizations increase

Most coronavirus cases in Yucatan are found in its capital city, Merida. Photo: File New cases outnumbered coronavirus...

Cases decline: 50 infections and 8 fatalities in 24 hours

Red indicates municipalities with at least 100 coronavirus cases detected by the Yucatan health department. Source: SSY The...

Yucatan remains in orange as COVID contagion rate increases

In the last 14 days, the rate of coronavirus contagion increased from 1.01 to 1.1 percent. That was enough of a bump...

Danger signs: Drop in coronavirus cases reverses

Every bus is scheduled to be disinfected daily while Yucatan fights the coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy New coronavirus infections...

Direct flights to Miami and Houston back on schedule

Merida is about to see a return of its handy direct flights to Miami. Photo: Getty Merida's direct...

After 30,000 jobs lost in Yucatan, an eye to recovery by...

The Buen Fin promotion in Mexico has traditionally motivated shoppers to spend during the holidays. Photo: File Can...

100 new coronavirus cases match recoveries in Yucatan, 6 perish

Doctors in Merida demonstrate a device designed to protect health workers from catching coronavirus from patients. Photo: Courtesy

COVID cases in decline for 5 weeks as deaths reach 16-week...

Weekly coronavirus cases in Yucatan since March 14. A decline in infections began five weeks ago, SSY data shows.

Costa Rica opens up shop for tourists from Mexico

Tourists ride horses in Cahuita beach, Limon, Costa Rica. Photo: Getty Images Hungry to rebuild an essential part...

Australian couple stranded in Mexico raise funds to get back home...

“The Daniels” and their new baby Amaya. Photo: Instagram A Melbourne couple trapped in Mexico is raising money...

Campeche 1st state in Mexico allowed to resume normal activity

Campeche is Mexico's first state in the epidemiological green light. Graphic: YEL While Yucatan remains under a fairly...

A month-old baby in Yucatan dies after battle with coronavirus

Dr. Patricia Muñoz Miranda, leader of the Program against Respiratory Diseases of Yucatán, has become the state's face of the pandemic....

Decline in coronavirus cases turns into an uptick

The week ended with three consecutive days of increasing coronavirus cases while infections and daily deaths continued an overall decline.

3-year prison sentence for man who encouraged lockdown looting

Police charged a man with inciting riots against supermarkets. Photo: Courtesy A man who encouraged looting and burned...

Cancun’s reopening considered a worldwide success story as pandemic continues

An ease-up on coronavirus restrictions, including loose COVID-19 airport entry requirements, has made Cancun a rare global...

Progreso beaches beckon more tourists, but police shoo them away

Police order visitors off the beach in Progreso on Friday morning. Photo: Diario de Yucatan A family with...

A quiet ‘grito’ to mark Mexico’s independence

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves the national flag Tuesday after giving the annual independence shout from the balcony of the...

Most museums in Merida still closed with no reopening dates set

The Macay remains closed. Photo: File Although INAH's Palacio Cantonis due to open Thursday, most other museums are...

Figuring out the Centro’s new normal

On Monday morning, it took state and federal police, plus squads of green-vested guides, to help commuters...

For bus passengers in the Centro, frustration and anger

Confusion will give way to order once the public adjusts to the new Centro, said Yucatan Gov....