• Glenn Wilson
    June 28, 2020:
    • There is still no date for the opening of hotels in SMA.
    • Sapasma employee, the 6th. Covid victim in SMA; 500 deaths in GTO.
    • They try to extort money from Doña Juana, ... the Police rescue her daughter.
    • Every 14 days COVID-19 cases double in GTO, which already reports more than 8 thousand and 500 deaths.
    • Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million.
    • U.S. coronavirus cases surge by more than 45,000 in one day, total surpasses 2.5 million.
    • Coronavirus: Florida and Texas reverse reopening as US cases pass 2.5m.
    • European Union narrows down border list, United States unlikely to make the cut.
    • Sahara dust will not affect Guanajuato.
    • Other Coronavirus News Headlines.
    • More News.
    • Stay Home!
    • Cat cribs.

    For more Local, GTO and Mexico News see today's Morning News and yesterday's Afternoon News.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    • Updated June 17 Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions with Canada and Mexico.
    • Updated June 21 Security Alert – Guanajuato – Reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks.
    • Updated June 24 Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants, Security Alert – Caborca, Sonora, Natural Disaster Alert – Oaxaca – 7.4 earthquake.
    • Updated June 25 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 24, 2020).
    • Last update: Fact Sheet- Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market (June 25).
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    • SMA Proclamation: New Rules. Fines and jail time for violations starting May 1.
    • May 14 Health Ministry Reopening Agreement.
    • Full Listing of Mexico Municipalities de la Esperanza Approved for reopening May 18.
    • May 20 SMA: Health and Safety Measures to Reactive Establishments and City Entry Protocol.
    • June 1 Protocols for the reopening of economic activities in the Municipality of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
    There is still no date for the opening of hotels in SMA.
    Hotels in San Miguel de Allende remain closed and the date for their operation has not yet been established; Phase one, which contemplates the gradual and orderly opening of these establishments to 50% of their capacity, will not enter into force on July 1, as has been erroneously reported in some media and on social networks.

    The municipal government, together with the state Health Secretariat, with the support of representatives of the tourism sector, are working on the preparation of protocols for the reopening of hotels, which will be submitted to the approval of the City Council in the coming days.

    Once protocols are in place, establishments must obtain state and local certifications to operate. The entry into force of phase 1 will be determined as long as the sanitary conditions allow it; This measure will be announced in a timely manner through official channels.
    SMA Gob (sp) | English.

    Sapasma employee, the 6th. Covid victim in San Miguel de Allende; 500 deaths in GTO.
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– A worker from Sapasma is the 6th. victim of COVID in San Miguel de Allende. Health sources consulted by NEWS confirmed that the employee of the San Miguel de Allende Drinking Water System had been on leave since March because he was among the ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    They try to extort money from Doña Juana, she speaks to the Police and they manage to rescue her daughter.
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Doña Juana was about to deposit 15 thousand pesos of the half a million pesos that they were asking for in exchange for her allegedly kidnapped daughter… It was all an extortion attempt. It happened this morning at the Oxxo located at the exit to Celaya, when they tried to extort Doña Juana at the entrance, she spoke to the police and they managed to rescue her daughter, it was first published in News San Miguel.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Every 14 days COVID-19 cases double in Guanajuato, which already reports more than 8 thousand and 500 deaths.
    This Saturday, the state of Guanajuato reached the barrier of 8,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It took 14 days to double the infections, after 4,165 were reported on June 13, and previously, in 13 days, it went from 2,000 to 4,000. This day 27 it reached 8,263. The accumulated deaths in the entity also reached an iconic figure: 500.
    On June 27, the Ministry of Health registered 266 new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as 13 deaths from the virus. The city of León, the leading municipality in cases, registered 115 new cases and another 4 deaths. To date, it has accumulated 3,305 people with a positive diagnosis.

    Due to the proportion of new cases, Irapuato also stands out, with 55 new infections, and San Francisco del Rincón, with 8.
    POPLab (sp)

    Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million.
    Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.

    The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation.

    The milestone comes as many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.

    U.S. coronavirus cases surge by more than 45,000 in one day, total surpasses 2.5 million.
    The U.S. reported more than 45,000 cases of coronavirus on Friday, a record breaking increase, as some of the hardest-hit states begin to pause or roll back their reopening plans, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

    There were 45,255 additional Covid-19 cases reported across the nation on Friday, bringing the total to more than 2.46 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins data. As of Friday, the U.S.′ seven-day average of new cases increased more than 41% compared with a week ago.

    On Saturday, the number of people infected with the coronavirus surpassed 2.5 million, the most infections for any country across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins data.

    Coronavirus: Florida and Texas reverse reopening as US cases pass 2.5m.
    The surge in cases in southern states comes after businesses were allowed to re-open in recent weeks.

    On Saturday, Florida reported more than 9,500 new cases, up from almost 9,000 on Friday, the previous record.

    The spike has led state officials to tighten restrictions on business again - as Texas also did on Friday.

    European Union narrows down border list, United States unlikely to make the cut.
    European Union envoys are close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Europe again, possibly from late next week, EU diplomats confirmed Saturday. Americans are almost certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of U.S. coronavirus cases.

    The envoys were expected to have narrowed down later Saturday the exact criteria for countries to make the list, which include the way the spread of the virus is being managed. Another key condition is whether the country has a ban on citizens from European nations.

    The number of cases in the United States has surged over the past week, with an all-time high of 45,300 confirmed new daily infections just reached. President Donald Trump also suspended the entry of all people from Europe’s ID check-free travel zone in a decree in March.
    USA Today

    Sahara dust will not affect Guanajuato.
    The Government of Guanajuato through the Ministry of the Environment and Land Management (SMAOT) reports that, according to the forecast made by NASA, the Sahara dust storm will arrive in the state at noon on Sunday, June 28 , without this significantly raising the levels of PM10 or PM2.5 polluting particles.

    According to reports from the National Administration of Aeronautics and Space, better known as NASA (for its acronym in English, National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the originating powder Sahara will be presented in diluted form due to weather conditions forecast by the tropical wave No.7.

    The forecast from the National Weather Service details that tropical wave No. 7 will travel the west of the country for this weekend, so it is forecast that in the states of Guanajuato, Puebla, Querétaro and Veracruz, intervals of showers will occur with Heavy occasional rains (25 to 50 liters per square meter), accompanied by electric shocks, hail and strong gusts of wind during storms.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    Portal | Direct link to list of Certified Establishments.
    Free COVID-19 Screening in SMA
    From Joey Merrifield:
    Mexicans or ex-pats can contact me via WhatsApp 4151145009 and I will screen them and if eligible per the government protocols for free testing I will contact Dra Chao who does the testing directly. I have a very close working relationship with her. Kate Greenaway. RN and I will ensure they receive the home health care guide (English/Spanish) which is available at https://www.covid19sma.com/ and assist with symptom management. WhatsApp only 4151145009 or Email

    Shortage and on going need for N95 Masks for Frontline Medical Staff in Mexico.
    There is a shortage and on going need for N95 masks which are being used faster than we can get donations. ... Donate: N95 Masks for Frontline Medical Staff in Mexico.
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