Puerto Vallarta News

Local News from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PVDN, the leading English news source serving the expat community and tourists in Vallarta.

After delays, COVID-19 vaccine finally arrives in Puerto Vallarta

This Thursday morning, the application of vaccines against COVID-19 for adults over 60 years of age began in Puerto Vallarta with 21,450 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were made available. “People have come very early, there is a lot of order and planning to avoid crowds so that the process can be carried out safely...
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Puerto Vallarta reactivates economy prioritizing health of tourists

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta promotes the reactivation of the local economy prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, since 90% of the economic activity of the municipality depends on tourism, explained Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña. The mayor of Vallarta explained that Puerto Vallarta, the staggered economic reactivation is promoted with a priority on...
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COVID-19: UdeG detects 10 more cases of Brazilian variant in Jalisco

The University of Guadalajara detected 10 more cases of the E484K mutation in positive tests for COVID-19 carried out in the laboratories of the university. Cases of the mutation detected in the Brazilian variant of the virus will be sent to the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (InDRE) for confirmation. On February 15, they...
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Jalisco moves to ban anatomical alterations of pets

Practices such as cutting a pet’s ears or tail docking for aesthetic reasons could soon be illegal in Jalisco and punished with fines. Deputies of the Environment Commission endorsed reforms to the Law for the Protection and Care of Animals to extend the prohibition of acts or procedures that cause injury, suffering, or alter the...
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COVID-19: South African and Brazilian strains confirmed in Mexico

The Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) confirmed Tuesday the presence in Mexico of the E484K mutation, the South African and Brazilian variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In a statement, José Francisco Muñoz Valle, rector of the University Center for Health Sciences (CUCS) and general coordinator of the Health Situation Room for COVID-19 at...
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Jalisco drops one level on Mexico’s COVID-19 warning system

Jalisco has dropped to the yellow traffic light level for COVID-19, after being orange in the national epidemiological traffic light, the Governor reported today. “For the first time, the evaluation made by the Federal Government, has moved Jalisco to a yellow traffic light,” said the governor during an event to deliver basifications to health sector...
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Metro area of Puerto Vallarta grows 26% according to latest census

The population of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas increased 26.2 percent in 10 years, according to a report by the State Institute of Statistical and Geographical Information (IIEG). After analyzing data from the 2020 Population and Housing Census, the institute found that the population of the interstate metropolitan area is...
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Puerto Vallarta police being investigated in connection with the murder of former Jalisco Governor

The Jalisco Attorney General’s Office announced that the action of the Puerto Vallarta Police in the case of the murder of the former governor Aristóteles Sandoval is being investigated. “At the time, doubts were sown about the arrival time of the Municipal Police at the scene of the crime since this could have influenced when...
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Natural gas shortage affects public transportation in Puerto Vallarta

Due to the shortage of natural gas from the United States, public transport in Puerto Vallarta has been affected, because the vast majority of buses in the city operate on natural gas. By Wednesday, the public transport company in Puerto Vallarta operated with 30 units less, of the 200 servicing the city. This Thursday, the...
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Second dose of vaccine for medical staff in Jalisco arrive

This Wednesday the governor of Jalisco reported that more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Jalisco and will be applied to health sector personnel. According to the governor, there were 27,300 vaccines delivered to the State; the doses were received by the Secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen, as well as by liaison personnel of...
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COVID-19 vaccinations of older adults in Puerto Vallarta begin Tuesday

Although the federal government announced that the vaccination plan was scheduled to resume this Monday by starting to immunize older adults against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Jalisco the process will start Tuesday. This was confirmed by the Jalisco Health Secretariat, who indicated that the delay is due to the fact that this Monday was used...
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Profepa investigates spill of sewage to the El Salado estuary in Puerto Vallarta

The Procuraduría de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa) is investigating the a recent sewage spill at El Salado in Puerto Vallarta. On Saturday afternoon, personnel from the federal agency went to the protected natural area in Puerto Vallarta to verify the discharge of wastewater, presumably at the hands of the local water company, Seapal Vallarta. At...
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