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    • GTO girl dies from coronavirus.
    • 6,600 Health workers infected in GTO.
    • Senate Approves the Recreational Use of Marijuana in Mexico.
    • Platforms law approved: insurance inspections, tax and a registry.
    • Modifications regarding the protection of urban trees are approved.
    • The Renewed Action Program goes for the construction of more streets in SMA.
    • Cathy Taylor: Artist, Teacher, Mentor.
    • The Monumental Clock of San Miguel is in operation again.
    • Topos Azteca goes to support Tabasco people. They received a boat donated by the Comonforense family.
    • Civil Protection Invites Youth to Become Involved.
    • San Miguel Increases Health Measures.
    • Seeks to raise awareness about violence against women with a novel.
    • They are looking for Guadalupe, she is pregnant and disappeared a month ago.
    • Ancient Roman Pasta with Spiced Meatballs.
    • The Future of Friendship Post-COVID.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
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    Guanajuato girl dies from coronavirus.
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    A girl barely one year old was one of the 34 people who died from Covid-19 in Guanajuato, reported the State Health Secretariat, deaths that occurred in 14 municipalities of the state. ...

    In addition, the Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported the death of a person from Abasolo, which was a one-year-old girl who was treated at the León Pediatric Hospital for respiratory problems, because despite the fact that she had no disease or comorbidity, the coronavirus affected her health and that caused her death.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    See also: Coronavirus Dashboard November 20, 2020.

    6,600 Health workers infected in Guanajuato.
    In Guanajuato, there are more than 6,600 health sector workers who have been infected with Covid-19 during the care of patients who arrive with the disease.

    Daniel Díaz Martínez, Secretary of Health of Guanajuato, said that the last case they reported was 38 infected health workers, which indicates that the disease has also been affecting all medical personnel, who have been contagious during their work.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Senate Approves the Recreational Use of Marijuana in Mexico; you can have plants at home.
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    CDMX.- With the divided vote of the PAN, and the support of Morena, PRI, PRD and Movimiento Ciudadano and other parties, the Senate approved in general with 82 votes in favor, 18 against and 7 abstentions, the recreational, scientific use, medical and industrial marijuana.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Platforms law approved: insurance inspections, tax and a registry, the news.
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    MIGUEL SALIM, DEPUTY OF PAN GUANAJUATO- Unanimously, the Plenary of the local Congress approved the initiative of the Hosting Law through digital platforms.

    What does this law contain? As of the publication of this Law in the Official Newspaper, those who have houses for rent through platforms such as Airbnb, Booking, Expedia and others, must comply with these requirements.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Modifications regarding the protection of urban trees are approved.
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    Unanimously, the Plenary of Congress approved modifications to the Territorial Code for the State and Municipalities of Guanajuato, in terms of protection of urban trees.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    The Renewed Action Program goes for the construction of more streets in SMA.
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    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- In just 45 days they improve the urban image of Fray José Sánchez Primo street in the Insurgentes Fraccionamiento, a comprehensive project that was presented to the residents by the municipal president, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, action that directly benefits ...
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Cathy Taylor: Artist, Teacher, Mentor.
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    Artist Cathy Taylor and her husband, Scott Simmons, visited San Miguel de Allende in 2015 looking for their forever home.
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    The Monumental Clock of San Miguel is in operation again.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The historic Public Clock in the city center started again, after being disabled for 5 weeks due to deep maintenance work.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Topos Azteca goes to support Tabasco people. They received a boat donated by the Comonforense family.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., November 19, 2020. - The Rescue Group "Topos Azteca" left this Thursday morning for CDMX to meet with the leader of Topos International, they take aid to Tabasco.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Civil Protection Invites Youth to Become Involved.
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    The director of San Miguel Civil Protection, Josafat Enríquez, invited residents between the ages of 18 and 29, to become part of the team through the Youth Building the Future program spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Social Prevention (STPS). Enriquez pointed out that recruitment is open from Oct. 15-25 or until spots are...
    Atención San Miguel

    San Miguel Increases Health Measures.
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    The municipal government of San Miguel de Allende indicated an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Day of the Dead celebrations. Mayor Luis Alberto Villareal explained that health measures relaxed within the municipality following the state epidemiological traffic light switch to yellow.
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    Seeks to raise awareness about violence against women with a novel.
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    León, Gto., November 19, 2020.- Salvador López Orozco, is a screenwriter based in the City of León; he seeks through his novel titled "Aldonza" to raise awareness about violence and mistreatment of women. Aldonza is the story of a woman raped since she was 9 years old.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    They are looking for Guadalupe, she is pregnant and disappeared a month ago.
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    San José Iturbide, Gto., November 19, 2020. - Guadalupe is 25 years old, she disappeared on October 18 when she was traveling with her partner in a van, he was murdered. Currently Guadalupe must be between 2 and 3 months pregnant, her family tirelessly searches for her. The night of October 18,
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Ancient Roman Pasta with Spiced Meatballs.
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    Satirist, poet and playwright Juvenal (AD 60-131) was an astute observer with little patience for the whims and extravagance of the jaded Roman elite.
    Atención San Miguel

    The Future of Friendship Post-COVID.
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    Like everything else in our lives, even friendships have been affected by the pandemic
    Atención San Miguel
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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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    If ANYONE tells you that a blood test of any kind can diagnose an active COVID-19 infection in SMA, they are DEAD WRONG.
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