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‘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...

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.

Yucatan coronavirus count up to 13; another 29 cases under study

A woman cooks food outside a mercado in Mexico City while wearing protective mask a preventive measure against the spread of...

Supermarkets urged to send grocery baggers home, away from health risks

A woman in Tijuana protects her face with a mask in a supermarket crowd. Photo: Omar Martínez via Getty Images

U.S. consulates throughout Mexico shut down over coronavirus worries

U.S. Consulate in Merida on Calle 60. The U.S. Consulate in Merida is closed and refusing non-emergency services...

Chichen Itza to close during one of its busiest periods, the...

The spring equinox is a special time at Chichén Itza. Photo: arizona.edu Authorities concerned about the coronavirus pandemic...

4 Coronavirus cases confirmed in Yucatan

Passengers arriving by bus are checked for virus symptoms at the Merida ADO terminal. Photo: Courtesy The Yucatan...

Cruise passenger falls ill as coronavirus patient in Yucatan enters hospital

Carnival Cruise Line has more passengers coming to Progreso in 2018. Photo: Courtesy The Yucatecan woman who is...

Progreso welcomes its final cruise ship before industry takes a pause

Although on the Gulf of Mexico, Progreso's dock attracts cruise ships with Caribbean itineraries. Photo: File Progreso, Yucatan...

Biciruta, Noche Mexicana and other public events canceled in Merida over...

The Sunday-morning Biciruta community bike ride and other ongoing public events are the latest coronavirus casualties.

1st coronavirus case confirmed in Yucatan

A 57-year-old woman who traveled recently to Spain is Yucatan's first confirmed coronavirus patient.

Some passengers banned from cruise ship headed to Progreso

The Yucatan-bound Carnival Fantasy is seen docked in Mobile, Ala. Photo: WKRG Carnival Cruises on Thursday turned away...

Yucatan adds coronavirus prevention measures at schools, highways and airport

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila addresses reporters at the Merida International Airport. Photo: Courtesy With the World Health Organization...

International tourism fair in Merida is postponed

Updated: According to unofficial sources who spoke with Peninsular Punto Medio, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila has requested the event be suspended as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

No coronavirus found in Yucatan after 2 flu patients cleared

The two flu cases with symptoms that resembled the coronavirus have declared just a normal flu, meaning no apparent COVID-19 in Yucatan.

Mexico’s potential coronavirus patients include 2 in Yucatan

The Mexican government confirmed five hospital patients nationwide have the coronavirus while another 21, including two in Yucatan, have mild symptoms that are potential cases.