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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 20:24 (14 days ago) @ islandgirl

Interestingly, I just had a letter from the local school board that they are keeping schools open after spring break, saying schools help keep kids safe by encouraging hand washing. Ballocks! Kids pack around and spread germs like crazy! Anyone with a kid in school can tell you that!

Here in Mexico confusion arises because they're calling it "vacaciones", as in spring break, so families are likely to travel instead of staying in place, which pretty much is exactly the opposite of what the Secretaría de Salúd (SSA) recommends since the idea is not to contribute to the virus spreading. By advancing the Semana Santa vacations then we lose the typical vacation business that would've been a great help to us in April. So on top of the Canadians and Gringos perhaps cancelling their vacations and others going home from here earlier than planned, what should have been a nice long prosperous tourist season for us is being cut short. Another problem is working parents have little recourse. Someone has to stay home with the kids now. Public day-care centers were controversially closed last year by AMLO, so that option no longer exists.

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