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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Return of Weddings.
    • Hurricane Warnings Issued as Isaias Moves Through Bahamas Toward Florida.
    • GTO has more than 22,000 cases.
    • Mexico is third place in deaths from covid-19 in the world.
    • Mexico Opium Network Shines Light on Marginalized Poppy-Growing Communities.
    • 17 SMA municipal employees have been infected by Covid.
    • 119 drivers are penalized for not using face masks and for overcrowding in their units.
    • They unite to donate face masks to the people of San Miguel.
    • 250 drivers of public transport are fined for not wearing a mask or overcrowding.
    • San Sebastián Construction has everything under control at the Pípila Underpass project: SICOM.
    • Government of San Miguel de Allende rents the traffic lights from 2 finance companies; pays $ 1.9 million pesos per month.
    • What can we do now?
    • Intense mobility increases contagion.
    • GTO exceeds 1,300 deaths from Covid-19.
    • 2 thousand Guanajuato remain on a transplant waiting list.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Stay Home!
    • Baby jaguars.

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    Return of Weddings—a Boon for the Economy.
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    The wedding industry sees the revival of wedding ceremonies as a ray of hope for the economy. On July 22, the city council approved the reactivation of weddings, but with restrictions. One is that initially weddings will have a maximum capacity of 60 people, ...
    Atención San Miguel July 31, 2020 12:10 pm

    Hurricane Warnings Issued as Isaias Moves Through Bahamas Toward Florida.
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    Hurricane Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) is moving through the Bahamas and then will approach Florida later Saturday, before tracking up the East Coast as far north as New England next week.

    Isaias is moving a little slower and the timing of its track near the U.S. coast has been adjusted with the 5 a.m. advisory.

    A hurricane warning is in effect from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County Line in Florida. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours.
    The Weather Channel

    GTO has more than 22 thousand cases.
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    With an average of 480 new coronavirus infections per day, it ends the last week of July. The state of Guanajuato had started the month with 9 thousand 311 cases and 566 deaths, and in both items the COVID-19 registered an increase of more than 130 percent to accumulate, to date, 22 thousand 561 confirmed cases and 1,335 deaths, as well as 8 thousand 280 active cases.

    Despite these numbers, the federal government's epidemiological risk traffic light assigned the entity the high risk orange color, not the maximum risk red, to be applied starting next Monday, deepening the dispute between opposition governors and the undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, to whom the first, including that of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, requested his resignation.

    However, the statistics provided by the Guanajuato SS indicate that 613 new positives and 31 deaths were added this Friday; Since last Friday, July 24, 3,849 new cases have been added to the accumulated number.
    POPLab (sp)

    Mexico is third place in deaths from covid-19 in the world.
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    Mexico outnumbered the United Kingdom on Friday in the number of deaths from coronavirus; it only remains below Brazil and the United States.

    Mexico took 135 days to position itself as the third nation with the most deaths from covid-19 in the world, after registering 46 thousand 688 deaths this Friday, leaving the United Kingdom behind with 46 thousand 204 to be located only behind the United States, which registered 153 thousand 311 and Brazil with 92 thousand 475.

    Unlike European countries such as Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom that rapidly presented a maximum peak of deaths, in Mexico the development of infections had a slow onset of spread during the first two months of phase 1 and 2 of the epidemic, when 970 lives were lost.
    Milenio (sp) | English.

    Mexico Opium Network Shines Light on Marginalized Poppy-Growing Communities.
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    The fall in heroin prices in the United States and the devastating economic effect this has had on poppy-growing communities in Mexico has been widely discussed and often attributed to the rise of cheaper chemical alternatives, such as fentanyl.

    But a new international research project believes the real problems and eventual solutions to this crisis lie much deeper. Romain Le Cour Grandmaison and Cecilia Farfán-Méndez from Noria Research are spearheading the Mexico Opium Network, launched in July 2020, which aims to provide a complete, data-driven panorama of Mexico’s opium economy to then help guide public debate.

    InSight Crime sat down with the two researchers to discuss just how complex and misunderstood the dynamics driving Mexico’s struggling opium economy really are.
    InSight Crime

    17 SMA municipal employees have been infected by Covid.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - In the municipal presidency, the coronavirus has so far infected 17 municipal employees, of which 6 are active. Before the arrival of the virus in San Miguel de Allende, different filters were placed, in the presidency 7 sanitizing tunnels were placed in each of the ...
    News San Miguel (sp) July 31, 2020 1:24 pm | English.

    119 drivers are penalized for not using face masks and for overcrowding in their units.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. –The Ministry of Public Security, through the Transportation Department, sanctioned 119 drivers of public transportation, in the month of July, for not using mask covers and for overcrowding in the units. Likewise, they disabled 9 trucks for not having updated documentation. The Directorate of Transportation, by Law ...
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) July 31, 2020 9:30 pm | English.

    They unite to donate face masks to the people of San Miguel.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - Red Cross paramedics delivered 600 face masks, the volunteers teamed up with Covid-19 SMA and Mask 4 You (Covers for you) to deliver 600 pieces to the Sanmiguelenses. The accessories were delivered to three strategic points: Plaza Luciérnaga, Plaza Cívica, and near the Mercado San Juan de Dios. ...
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) July 31, 2020 4:24 pm | English.

    250 drivers of public transport are fined for not wearing a mask or overcrowding.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- For keeping the doors of their unit open, for driving at an illegal speed and for using the face mask and setting the example among their passengers, 250 drivers of the public transport in San Miguel de Allene they will have to pay a fine. It was in the month of July, during the ...
    News San Miguel (sp) July 31, 2020 8:21 pm | English.

    San Sebastián Construction has everything under control at the Pípila Underpass project: SICOM.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - There have been several occasions when the overpass work that is being built in the Libramiento Manuel Zavala, in the area where the "El Pípila" roundabout used to be, was affected by the rains, as the ditches were filled with water, which causes ...
    News San Miguel (sp) July 31, 2020 11:04 am | English.

    Government of San Miguel de Allende rents the traffic lights from 2 finance companies; pays $1.9 million pesos per month.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- If you saw that at times we saw that the traffic lights they install on the San Miguel de Allende intersections do have a different color than red and at times it turned green, we warn you that it was only a test and there is no date so that one day they can be thrown ...
    News San Miguel (sp) July 31, 2020 9:38 am | English.

    What can we do now?
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    Adriana Flores and Concepción Fuentes are two seamstresses who make costumes for the Locos parade, wedding and quinceañera gowns, and uniforms. When their work ceased because of the pandemic, they asked the obvious question—what do we do now? For Chris McCaskill and Yolanda Fuentes del Río, the answer was obvious—let’s make face masks.
    Atención San Miguel July 31, 2020 6:00 am

    Intense mobility increases contagion.
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    With 613 confirmed cases, as well as 31 other deaths from Covid-19
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) July 31, 2020 8:10 pm | English.

    GTO exceeds 1,300 deaths from Covid-19.
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    10 municipalities accumulate the majority of infections registered in the state
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) July 31, 2020 8:53 am | English.

    2 thousand Guanajuato remain on a transplant waiting list.
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    Following the pandemic, the service was suspended to avoid risk of death.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) July 31, 2020 6:00 am | English.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Last update: Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 29, 2020) .
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
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    List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    Portal | Direct link to list of Certified Establishments.
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    Free COVID-19 Screening in SMA
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    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
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    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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