Recordando Otro Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 20:40 (12 days ago)


Zihuatanejo currently has 122 confirmed Covid-19 infections. I believe about half of those have already recovered. Yesterday saw a jump in deaths at the Hospital General, around a dozen or so, but I believe not all are confirmed by testing yet so they may not all be counted in the current data. One of those who passed away allegedly from Covid-19 is JJ who started a small restaurant next to Doña Cari's home then eventually built a restaurant next to Coconuts. If I understand the somewhat conflicting chatter, he was in Lázaro Cárdenas. But it's getting to where almost everyone knows at least one person who has lost the battle with this virus, if not here then in some other part of the country, so it is hitting home and we notice the difference in the amount of people wearing facemasks and practicing social distancing.

The official reopening of partial tourist services will be on July 2, not July 1 as originally announced. I missed the reason for the delay, but Barra de Potosí appears unwilling to reopen as far as I know, so don't go out there yet if you're wishing for some fresh fish and cold drinks in a hammock on the beach. Playa Blanca and Playa Larga are already receiving visitors at their restaurants and using good health safety practices.

Overall Mexico has apparently started on the downward slope of the bell curve, reducing the contagion in the Valle de México where over 24 million Mexicans live. The experts all acknowledge that without a vaccine this could hinder Mexico for another 2 years or so.

We seem to have run out of water in much of Zihuatanejo. Chisme has it that it's because all the guest lodgings and hotels are filling their pools for the reopening of tourism. Could that be the reason? We were doing so well there until a couple of weeks ago.

Your deposits for your winter vacations can help a lot to reactivate our economy. Everyone invested in the Semana Santa season and saw their money wasted, and for many restaurants that meant a huge loss since they've been closed all this time. Lots of folks are struggling to reopen, so consider making your vacation deposits now for the next winter season. It could mean the difference for a lot of folks to be able to stay in business.

Zihuatanejo's still unused pier.

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