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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 20:42 (43 days ago)


https://youtu.be/sFP3NmP2NxI

As of today, since April 18, 2020 Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,775 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (24 more than yesterday), 135 that have resulted in fatalities, 53 that are currently active, and approximately 1,470 that have recovered. Looks like the spike just got serious. If I recall correctly, the number of active cases has never been so high. A few more days of this and we'll be back in Semáforo Rojo for sure.

For our visitors, it looks like longer visits are in order to make the quarantine upon return worthwhile. Or heck, just stay until the pandemia is over! Here are some nice places to stay to ease your suffering:
Bungalow Vacation Rentals in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones & Barra de Potosí

A family of tourists enjoys a day at the downtown beach while an ambulante approaches them.
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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Friday, January 22, 2021, 08:09 (43 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What happens if you have to go back to "Semáforo Rojo?" We are contemplating returning in early March once we have been fully vaccinated, but are concerned about making arrangements if things including hotels have to close.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, January 22, 2021, 08:32 (42 days ago) @ Timmac

What happens if you have to go back to "Semáforo Rojo?" We are contemplating returning in early March once we have been fully vaccinated, but are concerned about making arrangements if things including hotels have to close.

I doubt it will mean a full lockdown, but I expect it will be close to it. Hotels will probably be reduced to something like 25% occupancy, restaurants will probably only be able to offer take-out and delivery, and bars will hopefully be closed completely. Non-essential businesses will probably have their hours of operation restricted. Taxis and combis will probably be closely watched and fined if they don't observe safe protocols, which many currently aren't. I don't believe it would last until March. Taxco and Iguala just had their designations changed to Rojo, so it looks like the Gober Precioso is designating individual municipios instead of the entire state, which a more equitativa way to do it as long as the methodology is honest.

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by el vagabundo @, Friday, January 22, 2021, 08:39 (42 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What about condos or villas as I expect there are likely lots of condos to chose from as an alternative.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, January 22, 2021, 08:47 (42 days ago) @ el vagabundo

What about condos or villas as I expect there are likely lots of condos to chose from as an alternative.

I can't predict what measures will be taken and how it will affect all lodgings. I can only guess that we will not return to an absolute total lockdown, but I could be wrong.

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by kathyMN @, Saint Francis, Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021, 08:54 (42 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I really hope you are wrong about going back to red, but the numbers are definitely going in the wrong direction. If my numbers are correct, we had 45 new cases in November and 74 in December. We are already at 178 new cases in January with many more days to go.