Puerto Vallarta Daily News Brief with Felipe Álvarez; August 6, 2021

In this news brief: UK suspends flights from Mexico; Ventilator shortage in Vallarta; Parachute breaks free from boat in Puerto Vallarta

UK SUSPENDS FLIGHTS FROM MEXICO

With concern over the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus in Mexico, and the strong presence of variants, the United Kingdom once again included Mexico in the travel ‘red list’. The new classification prohibits travelers from Mexico from entering the UK, with the exception of British or Irish citizens. Citizens returning to the UK from Mexico will be required to take a COVID test and quarantine.

Read Full Story: https://www.vallartadaily.com/uk-prohibits-entry-of-travelers-from-mexico-due-to-increases-in-covid-19/

PUERTO VALLARTA HOSPITALS WITHOUT VENTILATORS

According to data from the Mexican government, all four public hospitals in Puerto Vallarta are at 100% occupancy for beds with ventilators for critical patience with COVID-19. The local director of health said the situation is fluid because people come on and off ventilators as they recover or sadly die. The director said right now, the patients are between 18 and 35 years old and not vaccinated. There have been 75 deaths from COVID in Puerto Vallarta this week.

Read full story: https://www.vallartadaily.com/all-four-public-hospitals-in-puerto-vallarta-are-at-100-occupancy-in-beds-with-ventilators/

TOURIST PARASAIL EXPERIENCE GOES WRONG

A 21-year-old girl was left hanging from electricity lines in Puerto Vallarta after the parachute rope that was pulling the young tourist broke free from the boat. The young woman, originally from the state of Guanajuato, was enjoying a ride through the bay aboard a Parachute, like hundreds of tourists every day, but a wind gust caused the rope to break from the boat. After gliding over the city, the girl landed in power lines where locals helped free her and called an ambulance. The girl survived with just minor injuries.

Read full story: https://www.vallartadaily.com/tourist-in-puerto-vallarta-crashes-into-powerlines-after-parachute-breaks-free-from-boat/

  • Two new suspected cases of monkeypox identified in Puerto Vallarta As part of the results of the active epidemiological surveillance actions implemented by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) in all the state’s medical units, three new suspected cases of monkeypox were identified. The patients are currently in home isolation for 21 days and will be given epidemiological follow-up. Tests were taken and sent to the…
  • United States includes the Mascota-Vallarta highway on its alert list After the United States government included 30 of the 32 states of Mexico in its travel alert, the American Embassy also calls not to drive on certain highways of the country, among which is State 544, which leads from the municipality of Mascota to Puerto Vallarta. In its most recent travel alert, published on June…
  • Tropical Storm Celia continues to intensify: Heavy rains in Jalisco and Nayarit Tropical Storm Celia continues to intensify off the Mexican Pacific coast and is likely to become a Category 1 hurricane between Friday and Saturday. According to information from the National Meteorological Service, the cyclone is currently located 395 km south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and 430 km south of Playa Pérula, in Jalisco. Maximum sustained winds…
  • COVID-19 cases in Mexico double over the past week The Ministry of Health (Ssa) updated the most recent figures for COVID-19 in Mexico. Through the General Directorate of Epidemiology, it shared the Daily Technical Report of COVID-19 corresponding to Saturday, June 25. Until the information cutoff at 5:00 p.m., 5,956,732 cases and 325,576 total deaths were confirmed since the health contingency began in the…
  • Mexico fails air safety assessment; maintains Category 2 After more than a year since the United States downgraded air safety in Mexico to Category 2, the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation ( SICT ) reported this Thursday that it will continue as category 2 for at least a few more months. Through a statement, the agency noted that from June 13 to…

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