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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Mexico records 100,000 deaths from Covid-19.
    • Over 57 thousand infections in GTO.
    • A Hotline Will Be Launched To Denounce Clandestine Parties.
    • The SSG trusts that the orange traffic light will be maintained for GTO.
    • Two Bridge Projects: One Delayed and One at a Standstill.
    • Individuals to Donate Ceremonial and Archaeological Land in Cerro de las Tres Cruces.
    • Sedena recognizes health heroes.
    • Luis Alberto Villarreal, Municipal President of San Miguel de Allende encourages local consumption.
    • S H I R A Thanksgiving Concert: Ancient Journey of Voices and Music Beyond Time.
    • Covid-free: 193 municipalities have escaped contagion by the virus.
    • Safe Holiday Bazaar Presented by Ojalá Niños.
    • First Great Beer, Pulque, and Mezcal Festival SAN MIKE.
    • Living in an Upended World: A musical message of hope in San Miguel de Allende.
    • Steve Ellis Transforms Copper.
    • Robin—A Tale of Love and Trust.
    • US agrees to Mexico request to close land border for another month.
    • They dismantle a criminal group dedicated to kidnapping, manage to free victim.
    • One thousand 944 Guanajuato suffer from depression due to the pandemic.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Paw prints.

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    8 months after it began, Mexico is 4th country to record 100,000 deaths from Covid-19.
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    The Health Ministry reported that the death toll rose to 100,104 with 576 additional fatalities registered on Thursday.
    Mexico News Daily

    Over 57 thousand infections in GTO.
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    The state of Guanajuato exceeded the total number of people infected by coronavirus to more than 57 thousand cases and the hospitalized ones continue with 313 patients, most of them in serious condition.

    According to the Guanajuato Health Secretariat this Friday, 464 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, most of which appeared in the municipalities of Celaya, Guanajuato, Irapuato, León, Salamanca, San Miguel de Allende and Valle de Santiago, which are about transmission community.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    See also: Coronavirus Dashboard November 21, 2020.

    A Hotline Will Be Launched To Denounce Clandestine Parties.
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    “If you don’t take care of yourself we are going to lock you up before they lock us all up.” This was Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal’s message to city residents after a rise in COVID-19 infections and a switch back up from yellow to orange in Guanajuato State’s epidemiological traffic light. ...

    “The next three months will be terrible in terms of infections and deaths. Remember that difficult days are coming,” Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said. ...

    A 911 telephone line with a dedicated operator will be available to take reports on those who do not comply with the health regulations.
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    The SSG trusts that the orange traffic light will be maintained for Guanajuato.
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    There are 4,344* deaths in the entity due to Covid-19.

    The Guanajuato Ministry of Health (SSG) has not contemplated going to a red traffic light, the institution is confident that the indicators will keep it in orange, although they recognize that there are ups and downs, they think about saving Christmas and the the end of the year , which requires a greater commitment from everyone, following the recommendations to the letter, such as one person to go shopping, as little time as possible and avoid socialization, taking responsibility for families and loved ones.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    * GW: The current official total is 3,879. I think the 4,344 figure is an error -- if it is referring to something other than the official stats, they do not make that clear.

    Two Bridge Projects: One Delayed and One at a Standstill.
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    The Paso Deprimido el Pípila project will have a delayed delivery date, even though two lanes have been partially open since Nov. 7 in the Queretaro-Dolores direction. The underpass was due to be completed on Nov. 11, but in a visit to the city in October, Governor Rodríguez Vallejo said it would be ready on Nov. 24. SICOM (The Department of Infrastructure, Connectivity and Mobility) mentions Nov. 30 as the end date. ...

    One concern of organizations such as Citizen Observatory, the College of Architects, and the public has been that the underpass will flood with rain runoff. On Nov. 7, before the lanes under the bridge were activated, SICOM organized a tour of the area for the media. The underpass lanes were cleared to continue with construction on the surface level. Project Supervisor Emmanuel Morales Aguilera said during the tour that it will be impossible for the underpass to flood because gratings have been installed in nearby neighborhoods which will redirect that rainwater towards natural channels. “The rainwater drainage includes grids in four directions: the exit to Celaya, the highway to Celaya, and the Libramiento Manuel Zavala at both ends. These will capture the rainwater from neighborhoods, preventing it from reaching the underpass. At the entrance to the underpass there are also grids to redirect water. The water that reaches the underpass will only be the rainwater in the immediate area,” Morales said. He indicated that with three pumps, up to 390 liters of water can be extracted per second, so it will be impossible for the tunnel to flood during the rainy season.
    Atención San Miguel
    GW: 'Impossible' is an impossibly high standard. Perhaps it will never flood but it is certainly possible that it will. Drainage can block or be diverted, electricity can go out, backup power can go out.

    Individuals to Donate Ceremonial and Archaeological Land in Cerro de las Tres Cruces.
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    There was great upheaval by the damage that was “almost” done in the Cerro de las Tres Cruces ceremonial and archaeological site by SAPASMA, with its proposal to build an underground tank that would store up to 59,000 liters of water.
    Atención San Miguel

    Sedena recognizes health heroes.
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    For many they are true heroes and therefore, for their contribution to saving dozens of lives during the health contingency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, 16 workers from Guanajuato in the health sector were awarded the Miguel Hidalgo medal, the highest distinction. that is delivered in the country to recognize and reward merits, conduct, exemplary trajectory and relevant services rendered to the homeland or humanity.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Luis Alberto Villarreal, Municipal President of San Miguel de Allende encourages local consumption.
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    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón

    In order to promote local consumption, the President of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, went to the Ignacio Ramírez Market to purchase a pair of boots, an action with which he invited the and Sanmiguelenses to consume the products that local merchants offer in order to reactivate the Sanmiguelense economy.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    S H I R A Thanksgiving Concert: Ancient Journey of Voices and Music Beyond Time.
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    In March 2020, when global fear paralyzed our lives, when the media bombarded us with talk of illness and death, with streets empty, and uncertainty lurking behind closed doors, I wept.
    Atención San Miguel

    Covid-free: 193 municipalities have escaped contagion by the virus.
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    A good strategy for minimizing the risk of catching Covid-19 in Mexico might be moving to a small, rural community — if you can get in.
    Mexico News Daily

    Safe Holiday Bazaar Presented by Ojalá Niños.
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    Come celebrate the wonderful talents of Ojalá Niños at their Holiday Bazaar, where you can find treasures and gifts in stained glass and a variety of hand-made items.
    Atención San Miguel

    First Great Beer, Pulque, and Mezcal Festival SAN MIKE.
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    Foro San Miguel brings you this great event for the first time called “First Great Festival of Beer, Pulque And Mezcal SAN MIKE.”
    Atención San Miguel

    Living in an Upended World: A musical message of hope in San Miguel de Allende.
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    With some lifting of restrictions, the municipality has allowed performances to take place. One such event will feature Cynthia Valenzuela, a talented and internationally recognized Mexican singer, harpist, and luthier.
    Atención San Miguel

    Steve Ellis Transforms Copper.
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    Illustrator, painter, sculptor, Steve Ellis traces his career back 45 years when he worked as an illustrator for the aerospace industry.
    Atención San Miguel

    Robin—A Tale of Love and Trust.
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    By Jayn Corral I have been fostering cats and kittens and volunteering at shelters for over ten years. While each cat and kitten is a precious life, some win over my heart more than others. I felt a special bond with Robin. This is a tale of love and trust. Brother Batman and sister Robin...
    Atención San Miguel

    US agrees to Mexico request to close land border for another month.
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    The border will remain closed to nonessential traffic, although at many crossings the closure applies only to Mexican travelers going north.
    Mexico News Daily

    They dismantle a criminal group dedicated to kidnapping, manage to free victim.
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    The kidnappers mutilated the young victim by amputating a finger to give proof of life to his relatives, he was released. During the operational deployment the criminal group was arrested, they were assured a powerful arsenal. After being charged by the specialized agent, they were linked to criminal proceedings for the crime of aggravated kidnapping.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    One thousand 944 Guanajuato suffer from depression due to the pandemic.
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    In Celaya, up to 10 patients are seen per week: Juan Carlos Rosel
    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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    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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