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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 15:17 (16 days ago)


https://youtu.be/XPtUq_C4xlg

Zihuatanejo now has 72 confirmed cases of the virus and 10 confirmed deaths.

As test results keep coming in (and made available) for suspected cases numbers seem to jump, but I don't report suspected cases for their obvious ambiguity.

Since we have no truly satisfactory response from our government at any level to sustain people who have been without work for these past several months, hotel and guest lodging workers as well as restaurant workers are all preparing to reopen by July 1st. If we don't work we will starve to death. Everyone is training and learning proper hygiene methods to keep their clients and guests safe as best as is possible. We expect our beaches to also be open, but if the government doesn't officially open them I expect enforcement of its beach ban will become very lax, because we have to get this done. Troncones has sort of been open, but the last I heard July 15th was their target date for formally reopening lodgings and businesses even though folks have already been visiting there for a couple of weeks now. I expect there will be all kinds of promotions and deals, so contact your lodging provider and get your deal now even if it's only to reserve for later in the year. People here are working hard to try to get this right the first time. Regardless of what happens in our community, the idea is to get our economy going and to keep our visitors as safe as possible so that our families don't starve to death. I have confidence in our local lodging and restaurant operators. They've been doing a lot of hard work, and from what I've already seen they've got this.

As for shopping, most shops and markets aren't ready to open until they see people returning, but they are just as anxious to return to work as everyone else. Much depends on us being able to lower the general risk so that the government allows non-essential businesses to reopen with proper sanitary measures.

No damages locally from the big quake in Oaxaca, but there have been hundreds of replicas in Oaxaca, yet I've not seen any reports of damages other than the electricity going out. I'm sure we'll see plenty more on the subject on this evening's news.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 15:45 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You are so right that things absolutely have to open up, the sooner the better.

People are starving. We are all doing as much as we can to help, but we all have financial limits.

I think I read yesterday that Por Los Ninos had another $5,000 matching gift for more food dispensaries.

Ran into a friend from Troncones yesterday and was told that everything is open.

That also appears to be true for at least Playa Larga too.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 20:18 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by jaui, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 23:16

6/23/2020

@ZihuaRob

Excerpt from post---->
...."As for shopping, most shops and markets aren't ready to open until they see people returning, but they are just as anxious to return to work as everyone else.".....

Today while in the Segundo Cuadro, where most of the fruterías are, there was a giant increase in the number of locals with their cortinas up and doing business, including quite a few of non-essential businesses.

Also similar too that in the segment between Sam's Club and the semáforo of the steep street where la CONALEP is.

Were they "jumping the gun", or did el Alcalde Licenciado Jorge Sánchez give his O.K. for businesses to open now????

It appears that what you noted in your reply to one post in "The SYSTEM" thread...
"We're opening up "
is already taking place.

That said, taking into account the figures you gave--->
" Zihuatanejo now has 72 confirmed cases of the virus and 10 confirmed deaths."
by "opening up", I am concerned about if those figures may possibly become 1,172 and 100 respectively, over the next few months?

Hand-in-hand with opening up, MOBILITY increases greatly, which from my understanding, is an important contributing factor to spreading the virus, even when the suggested preventative measures are taken, that not all people choose to abide by.
I guess it's a trade off? Time will tell.

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jaui

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 20:48 (16 days ago) @ jaui

:megusta:

Sure beats starvation, and that is what it's coming to.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 10:09 (15 days ago) @ jaui

Our heart goes out for the small businesses and their employees with no income coming in and the Politicians making the rules receiving their normal salary- they have no idea about these people suffering from the epidemic. We are lucky because we have our SS coming in and our IRA until it runs out every month. People are willing to take a chance, which is worse starve and loose your home and business or the virus. Look at the number of businesses that have shut down for good- Logan's Road House just announced they were shutting down for they can't survive under the rules of social distances.