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MEXICOWANDERER

las peñas, michoacan, mexico

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Posted: 05/12/20 01:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN MEXICO IS DEMANDED FOR SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC. The federal highway patrol, military state and county municipio police are being used at highway checkpoints.and for getting documents at the border.northbound traffic is normal.


Most of northern Mexico is in "cuarantina". Larger chain grocery stores like Soriana are open and there are takeout-only fast food restraunts open for business. Some areas have shut down hotels completely
Others allow a 15% occupancy maximum.

Many RV parks are accepting "emergency only" overnight parking. The one's I've seen insist on distant spacing. Expect to pay full normal price with or without hookups. I would flush my sewer hookup thoroughly with bleach and water after disconnect.

If you are seeking to purchase a face mask they are called

CUBREBOCAS COO BRAY BO CAHS and are rather hard to find

US CUSTOMS is normal passage

Good luck and mat god bless

From México. Permanent resident with converted bus in quarantine

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Thanks for the report - it's good hearing from you. I can see, via webcams deserted beaches and very lightly peopled city streets. We cut our motorcycle trip in Mexico short - bugging out from Morelia in the middle of March. We had planned on staying in Mexico for another month. I can also see, via webcams - Laredo border crossings which have picked up noticeably since Texas started to lift restrictions. Southbound border crossings seem light, but it's hard to tell how light because southbound traffic always has crossed much faster than northbound.





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Thank you for reporting.


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Mexicans commuting to work in USA give a false impression of normalcy at crossings. Newspapers are reporting hospitals are plugged solid at bordertowns down here. My friends are my age, 70+ years. We are all in strict cuarantina.

This is no place to visit at the moment. All bars and cantinas are closed. Restaurants too. Méxican friends held a get together for family members
The police arrived and fined them four thousand pesos

Believe it. Regulations are strictly enforced.
Please stay home and stay safe

Mexico is desperate for healthy and safe tourism to return with a roar

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Here in Zihuatanejo, a town where the vast majority of the income is earned from tourism, things are tough.

April 3 the schools closed, the beaches were closed. May 1, restaurants were strictly limited to take out or delivery only. Needless to say, with no tourists, and take out only most restaurants are completely closed. The hotels are closed. The international airport still has twice a week flights to Mexico City.

However Alaska is scheduling flights from Los Angeles starting the first week in June. Other airlines are also taking reservations for June. As of today, we are still scheduled to have school restart June 1, and the world open up completely. Yes, the date can be changed. The use of masks is encouraged and they are readily available in many colors and fabrics very inexpensively. It's become a cottage industry.

The last two RV's left last week, one Monday, one Tuesday heading for Minnesota and Manitoba. The parks are still open with a few permanents.

Any business selling food or other essential items can be and is open. The Mercado has limited access and hand sanitizer is being placed in everyone's hands. Food is being distributed in huge amounts, but food alone isn't enough. Our local water district has announced that they will NOT shut off the water for anyone who has not paid their bill. CFE, the national electric company, has not yet publicly made that statement, but have said that no one would enter the DAC, or high usage rate during this time.

There are two health checks on Hwy 200 in Northern Guerrero. One at the bottom of the mountain, where 37D joins 200. They are checking temperatures and reminding people that every beach in Guerrero is closed completely as are the hotels. The southern check point is just south of Petatlan on 200, where the same is being done.

Here in the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo municipality (think county) we have had 5 cases. Each one was imported, that is they visited people who had it in a known location, then came home. None have been hospitalized, but quarantined at home. We hope it stays that way.

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thanks for the info on mexico. our news reports do not tell us much at all about our two closest neighbors. you'd think we were the only people in north america that matter. ):


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Here in Guerrero, and maybe for the rest of Mexico, if you think you have "it" you call a phone number. After questions, if they think it is necessary, they come to you to test you. No massive testing, everyone is expected to be responsible enough that if you think you have it, you make it known without exposing others unnecessarily.

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A study at Northwestern University suggests a link between Covid mortality rates and Vitamin D deficiency. Northwestern So you folks be sure to go outside and get some sunshine every day if possible. (Easier in Mexico than in cold northern climate.)


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Stay Safe!
Youngsters who believe that their youth minimizes virus intensity have ended up in the hospital including granddaughter #2 who attended a highly illegal festival in a nearby town. Age 15. After three days on O2 she was discharged weak as a cat.
My family and I are waiting to see the outcome of the so called loosening of restrictions in resort towns. We fear the worst.

Wait and stay safe if you are retired.

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If you look at the history of the "Spanish" influensa you see a small up on the curve and then it went down, not all the way down and latter on they eased restrictions that led to a huge population being infected and the curve shot up to 3 or 4 times what it was the first time, then it again went down and there was a third up swing, probably by the end of summer begining of fall we will see more cases and then combined with the seasonal influensa it might be very bad.

Stay alert, maintain distance, use the mask, wash hands and use the gell in a small bottle to take with you.

Yall be safe out there!

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