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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Covid-19 kills 37 in GTO.
    • They have already removed the new sanitary checkpoints in some entrances to SMA.
    • Neighbors ask for help to put light in their little park.
    • Municipality insists on construction of aquifer.
    • Red Cross San Miguel Delegation launches uniform.
    • Merchants in the Placita and outside vendors in San Miguel de Allende.
    • Survey finds students are bored by Learn at Home program.
    • On December 6, Christmas is lit in San Miguel, the Christmas lights are already installed.
    • They promote discounts on SMA property payments, invite defaulters to regularize.
    • Pet adoption and sterilization campaign continues at SMA.
    • Municipal president follows up to street rehabilitation in Colonia San Rafael.
    • Transits beaten after refusing mordida.
    • They call on families to comply with their children's immunizations.
    • Austrian company invests in San Miguel de Allende.
    • They guide companies how to overcome a pandemic.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
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    Covid-19 rages and kills 37 people in Guanajuato.
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    There are 217 seriously hospitalized people and 62 more intubated.

    Guanajuato once again had another complicated day due to Covid-19, as 37 Guanajuato people died from the disease and 386 more people acquired the virus.

    According to the Guanajuato Health Secretariat, of the 37 people who died from Covid-19, seven were originally from León, six from Celaya, five from Irapuato, three in Cortazar, three also in Villagrán, two in Dolores Hidalgo, two more in Salamanca, while in Apaseo el Alto, Comonfort, Guanajuato, Jaral del Progreso, Juventino Rosas, San Felipe, San Francisco del Rincón, San Luis de la Paz and San Miguel de Allende the death of a person was registered in each of those municipalities.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    See also: Coronavirus Dashboard November 19, 2020.

    They have already removed the new sanitary checkpoints in some entrances to San Miguel de Allende.
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    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- “Pura llamarada de petate” were the two new sanitary checkpoints in San Miguel de Allende, which were placed in the accesses of Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato during the long weekend, but today, the 18 of November they are only remembered for the images captured, so far it is unknown if these filters will be placed only on weekends or until the next holiday.

    The municipal government announced, on November 15, that all accesses to the heritage city already had a sanitary filter operated by personnel from the Secretary of Public Security, who would be in charge of taking the temperature, corroborating the QR codes to Visitors who will have a reservation to stay or enjoy a meal, in addition to providing information about COVID 19 and inviting the population to use the mouth cover.

    When installing the checkpoints at the exit to Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato, there were various complaints from San Miguel, arguing that they spent up to more than an hour waiting on the asphalt belt to access San Miguel de Allende, an action that affected their travel times.TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Neighbors of Adolfo López Mateos ask for help to put light in their little park.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- 20 years ago, dozens of families arrived in the Adolfo López Mateos neighborhood, a piece of land that belongs to the Ejido de Tirado, in one of the areas considered with the greatest poverty in San Miguel de Allende.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Municipality insists on construction of aquifer.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., November 18, 2020.- During the last session of the city council, the director of SAPASMA and the director of Urban Development went to the members of the city council to try to resolve doubts about the aquifer, which has as an objective, as stated, "to supply San Miguel and supply the new urban area within 20 years", despite the water crisis in the basin.

    Francisco Jiménez said that it is intended to drill seven or eight wells that SAPASMA will build on the banks of the Allende Dam. The drilling of the wells comes with complementary works such as pipes to take it to an underground tank in the Moctezuma hill (Tres Cruces), there two owners will donate a space for the ceremonial zone and another for the archaeological one.

    So far, 12 sites have been drilled, of which 7 are feasible and 5 are not feasible, according to the geohydrological study, they are still in the process for the purchase or loan of land. The pipes to carry the water to the tank of Cerro Tres Cruces will have a length of 10.6 km while the concentration point will have a capacity of 2,000 m³. The cost of the construction of the wells is $ 156, 554, 542.81 and the total cost of the work is over 380 million pesos.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Red Cross San Miguel Delegation launches uniform.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - Paramedics from the San Miguel de Allende Delegation Red Cross received the new uniforms that are approved by the International Red Cross. In June of this year, the National Red Cross announced the change of uniform image for each of its coordinations, which are now homologated with the International Red Cross.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Merchants in the Placita and foreign tianguistas in San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Merchants from the Tianguis on Tuesdays pointed out that foreign sellers came this week to sell to the place, becoming unfair competition and prohibited by the Covid issue.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Survey finds students are bored by Learn at Home program.
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    Just over 50% of elementary school students say they are bored with the program initiated as a result of Covid-19 school closures.
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    On December 6, Christmas is lit in San Miguel, the Christmas lights are already installed.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - On December 6, Christmas is lit in San Miguel, in streets of the downtown area of the heritage city they are already installing Christmas lights for the celebration of the holidays.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    They promote discounts on SMA property payments, invite defaulters to regularize.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. The Municipal and Finance Treasury summoned the residents of San Miguel to the campaign to regularize the property tax; with 80% discount during November and 70% in December on fines and surcharges. The intention of the municipal authorities with the emphasis of being able to provide these facilities to the ...
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.
    Take advantage of discounts on fines and surcharges on your property tax payment, enjoy 80% in November.
    SMA Government: Discounts during November and December for Property Tax Fines and Surcharges. (sp) | English.

    Pet adoption and sterilization campaign continues at SMA.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. The municipal government in conjunction with the association "Patitas de Humanidad", continue with the permanent campaign for the adoption of pets and awareness against animal abuse, adding the sterilization service.
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.

    Municipal president follows up to street rehabilitation in Colonia San Rafael.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., November 18, 2020.- The municipal president, Luis Alberto Villarreal García visited the San Rafael neighborhood to follow up on the street rehabilitation actions. He also listened to the requests of the neighbors in order to reach an agreement with which they can improve their environment.

    With the support of the State Government through the Contribution Fund for Municipal Social Infrastructure 2020 (FAISM) and the municipal program "Beautifying my neighborhood", Rafael Acosta Street today has a new face, rehabilitated with San Luis-type pavers and a resource exceeding 1.2 million pesos. ...

    During his visit, neighbors asked him to attend El Cristo street to arrange a future rehabilitation, together they agreed that through the Renewed Action Program (PAR), in which the inhabitants put one part and the municipality another, in early 2021 work would begin to have a street rehabilitated with stone drowned in cement.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Transits beaten after refusing mordida.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., November 9, 2020. - Road agents were beaten and injured after not accepting a “bite”. The Ministry of Public Security reported the arrest of two men for physical assaults on traffic elements.

    At 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, traffic officers told the crew of a vehicle that was driving recklessly to stop. On Insurgentes street the car heeded the indication, however, the driver and passenger tried to bribe the elements. The agents refused the corrupt act.

    The crew reacted annoyed and began to attack the transits. Annoyed passengers got out of the unit and pounced on the officers with blows.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    They call on families to comply with their children's immunizations.
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    Vaccine coverage at the national level decreased by about 35% in Mexico since the health contingency began; For this reason, doctors warn that it is necessary for families to go to vaccinate babies and children, since once they begin to go out on the streets and return to schools, they not only run the risk of catching Covid-19, if not also other diseases, such as measles and pneumococcus, which can be preventable with compliance with the vaccination schedule.

    “We invite parents to go to health centers to complete their family's vaccination schedules, because by not vaccinating them with the necessary measures, they are leaving children susceptible and vulnerable for when this begins to reactivate. run a very serious risk."
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Austrian company invests in San Miguel de Allende.
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    Provider of the automotive industry, invested 4.45 million dollars with the commitment to generate 75 jobs in the first stage.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    They guide companies how to overcome a pandemic.
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    Through the 2020 Business and Innovation Forum, which will be held for free and online, so it will be broadcast internationally.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated November 10, 2020.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • Health Alert - Mexico COVID-19 Update (November 13, 2020).
    • Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (October 20, 2020).
    • Video: U. S. Consular Agent. Ericka Montez Ruiz, Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende Oct 13.
    • SMA Consular Agency resuming limited in person services by October 13 (Posted October 10, 2020).
    • Subject: Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020).
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
    Home and Care Guide
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    From the COVID FB SMA page
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    Testing for COVID-19
    We understand that this can be a very scary time and we’re here to help in any way we can. Our goal is to help you get tested and to help you to understand the COVID-19 disease process and some of the tools available to help you stay safe.

    So that we can do this in the most efficient and accurate way, we need to collect some information about what you’ve been experiencing. This will help us to to coordinate the best testing and information options for you. Please know that everything we discuss here, is confidential and this is a 100% free service for our community.
    More at Testing for COVID-19

    Seasonal Flu Shots
    Part 1: About Seasonal Flu and Influenza Vaccines.
    Part 2: Types of Flu Vaccines.
    Part 3: Flu Vaccine Availability in SMA.
    More on Flu Vaccines….. ≥65 years.

    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
    ... Based on our clinical experience we feel confident in saying that some people have had false negative tests. This should come as no surprise given the data - see below. This has occurred at every private lab we have used and the government lab too. ...

    To sum up, most health care providers now lean towards making a clinical diagnosis, ruling in positive patients based on their symptoms and history of exposure, rather than ruling out patients on the basis of the negative tests. It would be smart for all of us to follow this logic to avoid being misled by a false negative result.
    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
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