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


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/


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/


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/

  • First came ‘Red Tide’, now a warning in Bahía de Banderas for ‘Green Tide’ After the presence for several months of red tide in the waters of Banderas Bay (Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Banderas Bay, Nayarit), which has left thousands of dead fish on the beaches, researchers from the University of Guadalajara now detected green tide. María del Carmen Cortés Lara, Master of Science and researcher…
  • Authorities have only reviewed 2 of the 15 cameras at hotel where Debanhi’s body was found Mario Escobar, Debanhi’s father, revealed that only the video recordings of two of the fifteen cameras that were found in the Nueva Castilla Motel during the last search have been analyzed. He reported that he made a request to review all the videos, through the Executive Commission for Victim Assistance. At a press conference, the…
  • Mexico’s supreme court rules the process of hunting down migrants in the country is unconstitutional The reviews carried out by the National Migration Institute ( INM ) at points other than international transit posts are unconstitutional, ruled the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ( SCJN ) of Mexico. In a statement issued this Thursday, the Supreme Court of Mexico said that the immigration review…
  • COVID-19 in Jalisco increases 37% in the last week after mask mandate is lifted Since the Government of Jalisco eliminated the mask mandate, COVID infections have increased by 37% in the State. After more than two years of the pandemic, on May 10 the use of face masks in public and private places became optional. The sanitary measure was only maintained in public transport and in hospitals. From that…
  • Robust Mexican consumer emerges as a bright spot in weak economy Not all is rosy for Mexico’s economy as it deals with a two-decade annual inflation high and sluggish economic growth, but consumption levels have now reached pre-pandemic levels in Latin America’s second-largest economy. Spending has increased as Mexicans living abroad sent a record $12.5 billion in remittances home during the first quarter, tourism picked up,…

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