Puerto Vallarta News

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

Jalisco records 22 deaths from COVID-19 today

In just 24 hours, Jalisco reports 22 more deaths due to COVID-19 for a total of 426 deaths in the state. The data was disclosed in the daily technical report of the Federal Health Secretariat through the director of Epidemiology José Luis Alomía. It is also reported that Jalisco accumulates 4,656 cases since the start...
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Mayor of Nayarit town dies from coronavirus

The Mayor of Acaponeta, Nayarit, died this morning from complications caused by COVID-19. On June 12, the City Council confirmed the Mayor, Jorge Humberto Arellano Núñezstay, was hospitalized in Tepic, but in the early hours of Thursday, the Attorney General of the State of Nayarit issued a note announcing the death of the mayor. It...
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Hotel industry in Jalisco: “disastrous” and “worrying”

Although the economic reactivation has already been carried out, the hotels in Jalisco, not counting Puerto Vallarta, are with few clients and no reservations, only 12 percent occupancy out of the 25 percent allowed at this time, said Juan Carlos Mondragón, president of the Association of Jalisco hotels. He recalled that initially there were 86...
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Hotels in Puerto Vallarta begin welcoming tourists with the ‘new normal’

The ‘new normal’ in the face of the coronavirus has already begun in the tourism sector in Mexico: people with face masks and healthy distances on beaches and pools, sanitation cameras, cleaning of suitcases when arriving at hotels, as well as digital menus in restaurants are already a reality in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, one of...
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IMSS Jalisco begins testing locally developed treatment to fight COVID-19 infection

Doctors from the Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Occidente (CIBO) in Jalisco are working on a treatment that could inhibit the impact of COVID -19 in humans. It is a substance of various compounds such as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements. “It has properties that could modulate the behavior of one of the most important proteins...
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Jalisco receives WTTC Secure Travel Stamp

The state of Jalisco received the secure travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which is issued to guarantee tourists a safe stay despite the Covid-19 pandemic and to revive the entity’s economy. According to the international tourism organization, Jalisco meets all world-class hygiene and sanitation standards at its facilities. “At the...
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Shopping malls, gyms, sports clubs, churches, and hotels reopen in Jalisco with restrictions

Starting this Monday, June 15, the shopping malls, outdoor spaces, gyms and sports clubs that were closed due to COVID19 may restart operations in Jalsico. According to the publication this Sunday in the Official Newspaper of the State of Jalisco, these activities may restart operations, complying with the sanitary measures, protocols, and commitments. In the...
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Puerto Vallarta avoids hospital saturation from COVID-19; transfers patients to Nayarit and Guadalajara

Due to the fact that COVID-19 patients in Puerto Vallarta are transferred out to hospitals in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Guadalajara and Nayarit, the Governor of the state of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, assured that there is no saturation of hospitals in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta’s Mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña, admits that...
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Jalisco records its largest number of daily COVID-19 infections as beaches reopen

The state of Jalisco exceeded 6,000 daily cases of Covid 19 yesterday, the highest number of new confirmed cases (396), and eight reported deaths. The news of Jalisco beating yet another daily record comes just hours before Puerto Vallarta announced the reopening of beaches in the city in hopes to bring tourists to the city,...
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Confusion in Nayarit; beaches will not reopen Monday

Due to the risk of coronavirus infections, the Nayarit State Government determined not to open its beaches, despite having agreed with Jalisco that they would do so this Monday as part of the economic and tourist revival of the Pacific area. The decision of Nayarit -recognized authorities of both entities- generated lack of control among...
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Puerto Vallarta and Bahía Banderas will reopen beaches and hotels this Monday

As part of the gradual economic reactivation, starting next Monday, April 15, the beaches and hotels of Puerto Vallarta and Bahía Banderas will reopen, following the pertinent sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among citizens. “We have taken decisions that have allowed us to adjust the definitions of what can be done in...
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Riviera Nayarit Receives World Travel & Tourism Council’s New Safe Travel Stamp

Riviera Nayarit has earned the Safe Travel Stamp developed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for adhering to all hygiene protocols in establishments to protect the health of visitors. The Safe Travel Stamp is the WTTC’s newest distinction, which has the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and more than 200 corporate...
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