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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • New strain of COVID-19 in Mexico.
    • Flights to the US will need proof of negative COVID-19 test.
    • Mexico-US border restrictions extended.
    • First COVID vaccines arrive in GTO.
    • 32 employees of the GTO Red Cross are currently in quarantine for Covid-19.
    • GTO on alert due to the rise in hospitalized by Covid-19.
    • GTO exceeds 90 thousand infections by Covid-19.
    • Luis Alberto Villarreal recognizes the great support of the Canadian Community in SMA.
    • $ 143 thousand pesos, the first check from the Mayor for the SMA Civil Hospital.
    • (Video) Vaccines against Covid-19 arrive in Guanajuato.
    • Luis Alberto Villarreal and Pavel Hernández provide "privileged" treatment to Kirén Miret.
    • Guerrero authorities await ‘critical situation’ in wake of Christmas vacation reopening.
    • Restaurants defy closure order: ‘industry a source of jobs, not infection’.
    • Municipal government launches call for the evaluation and appointment of the citizens who will compose the board of directors of the board of trustees of the Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez parks.
    • Three states of the country are already analyzing returning to face-to-face classes.
    • Mexico’s tight grip on finances means a low budget deficit — and slow recovery.
    • Guanajuato Continues on Red Light.
    • A month ago he registered with the PAN because he wanted to be Mayor ... this morning he was shot to death.
    • Coronavirus vaccination program will be rolled out Tuesday in all 32 states.
    • The municipality will acquire equipment for oxygen production.
    • “La Colmena” panadería will be recognized for 120 years of history.
    • They forecast almost 4 billion pesos in remittances.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
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    New strain of COVID-19 in Mexico.
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    On Sun., Jan. 10, the Tamaulipas government reported the first patient in Mexico with a new strain of COVID-19 called B117. According to the Department of Health, the patient has been intubated since Saturday.
    Atención San Miguel

    Travelers boarding international flights to the US will need proof of negative COVID-19 test, CDC says
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    Travelers flying into the United States from international destinations will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new policy Tuesday and said it will go into effect Jan. 26. The agency said it hopes the new testing requirement will help slow the spread of the virus, currently surging in the United States, as the vaccine rollout continues.

    “Testing does not eliminate all risk,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in a statement,“but when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports and at destinations.”
    USA Today

    Mexico-US border restrictions extended another month.
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    “Due to the propagation of Covid-19 and due to the fact that several federal entities find themselves at the color orange [on the coronavirus stoplight risk assessment system], Mexico has asked the United States to extend restrictions to nonessential land crossings on its common border for one more month,” Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on its Twitter account Monday.

    Restrictions will remain the same as they have been since the crossing ban was initiated on March 21 and remain in effect until February 24, at which time it is likely they will be renewed for another month.

    People with reasons considered essential — including those relating to business, health or emergencies — will still be allowed to cross. Flights between the two countries remain unrestricted.
    Mexico News Daily
    *GW: See: US Embassy Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet.

    First vaccines against COVID, arrive in Guanajuato.
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    LEÓN.– The first vaccines against COVID arrived in Guanajuato. The medical personnel that cares for Guanajuato will be destined for 19,500. The first line of attention against COVID-19, arrived this afternoon at the Bajío International Airport a CASA C-295 plane with 19,500 vaccines to the state.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    32 employees of the Guanajuato Red Cross are currently in quarantine for Covid-19.
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    GUANAJUATO. - The Covid-19 has already reached the employees of the Red Cross in Guanajuato, currently 32 people at the state level are isolated, in quarantine and two lives lost in the corporation that received the virus.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato on alert due to the rise in hospitalized by Covid-19.
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    Hospital occupancy in Guanajuato continues to rise and in the state there are already 1,401 people who are being treated in a hospital after presenting an acute respiratory infection; however, there are hospitals that are about to run out of space to receive patients.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato exceeds 90 thousand infections by Covid-19.
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    Guanajuato exceeded 90 thousand infections of Covid-19, because in the last 24 hours 504 new positive cases were reported, with which in the state 90 thousand 344 Guanajuato have been infected by the coronavirus, since the first two cases were detected in León in March 2020.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Luis Alberto Villarreal recognizes the great support of the Canadian Community in SMA.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. On January 12, 2021.- The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García accompanied the president of the Board of Pro Niños David Winfield, the director Nory Contractor and the president of Amistad Canada Mark O'Neil, to present the 5th Mobile Medical and Dental Unit of this foundation that serves girls ...
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    $ 143 thousand pesos, the first check from the Mayor for the SMA Civil Hospital.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- A giant check with the amount of $ 143 thousand 563 pesos appeared today in a corridor of the Plaza Real del Conde, just outside the SAT offices. The check for $ 143 thousand pesos corresponds to the donation to be made to the Hospital ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    (Video) Vaccines against Covid-19 arrive in Guanajuato.
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    León, Gto.- As announced by the authorities, this Tuesday, January 12, the first anti-Covid-19 vaccines arrived in the state of Guanajuato.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Luis Alberto Villarreal and Pavel Hernández provide "privileged" treatment to Kirén Miret.
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    "I am privileged to have contact with these characters (Luis Alberto Villarreal García and Pavel Hernández)". Kirén Miret received direct help to report theft of his property to the Guanajuato State Attorney General's Office. One of those allegedly involved in the robbery had been denounced repeatedly, however, he was always free.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Guerrero authorities await ‘critical situation’ in wake of Christmas vacation reopening.
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    The coronavirus situation will become critical as a result of end-of-year celebrations and the influx of visitors, state authorities predict.
    Mexico News Daily

    Restaurants defy closure order: ‘industry a source of jobs, not infection’.
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    Some restaurants in Mexico City and México state are defying the red light coronavirus restrictions by reopening to in-house diners.
    Mexico News Daily

    Municipal government launches call for the evaluation and appointment of the citizens who will compose the board of directors of the board of trustees of the Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez parks.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 12, 2021.- This Monday the call for the Evaluation and Appointment of the Citizen Councilors that will make up the Board of Directors of the Patronages of the Juárez and Zeferino Gutiérrez Parks was published.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Three states of the country are already analyzing returning to face-to-face classes.
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    NATIONAL. - Three states of the country are already analyzing returning to face-to-face classes, they are Jalisco, Campeche and Chiapas, the only ones in all of Mexico that are on a green traffic light and therefore the Federal Public Health Secretariat (SEP) has already authorized them to return to the classroom.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Mexico’s tight grip on finances means a low budget deficit — and slow recovery.
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    Mexico’s refusal to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 is set to leave it with the lowest budget deficit among LatAm’s major economies.
    Mexico News Daily

    Guanajuato Continues on Red Light.
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    Guanajuato’s Department of Health announced that the state will continue operating under red epidemiological traffic light until Jan. 17.
    Atención San Miguel

    A month ago he registered with the PAN because he wanted to be Mayor ... this morning he was shot to death.
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    JUVENTINO ROSAS.- Just on December 15, the local deputy for the PAN, Juan Manuel Acosta Cano, went very early to the offices of the State Committee of the National Action Party (PAN) to present his letter of intention to run for mayor of Juventino Rosas for the second time, ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Coronavirus vaccination program will be rolled out Tuesday in all 32 states.
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    Program is moving from a 'calibration phase to an expansion phase,' with vaccination units operating in Covid hospitals.
    Mexico News Daily

    The municipality will acquire equipment for oxygen production.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 11, 2021.- The municipal president, Luis Alberto Villarreal García pointed out that the administration began with the analysis and search for equipment for oxygen production, so that the municipality can carry out to carry out, free of charge, the filling of the tanks of those who need it today.

    "We still have a pandemic for a while and I do not think this is a bad investment, especially if with it we can provide this vital supply to those who are suffering from covid and other respiratory diseases," said the president.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    “La Colmena” panadería will be recognized for 120 years of history.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 11, 2021 .- During the LXX Ordinary Session, the plenary session of the City Council unanimously approved the placement of a plaque on the facade of the property marked with numbers 19 and 21 of the street de Relox, in the Historic Center with the legend:

    "The Honorable City Council 2018-2021
    of San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Recognizes the
    PANADERIA LA COLMENA
    for 120 years of contributing to the construction of cultural and historical heritage and the traditional economy of San Miguel ."
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. January 2021.
    "Year of Health, Solidarity and Economic Reactivation."

    President Luis Alberto Villarreal pointed out that “La Colmena bakery signifies 120 years of history and tradition in San Miguel de Allende, where at the dawn of the 20th century, Don Florentino Rayas found
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    They forecast almost 4 billion pesos in remittances.
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    According to figures from analysts on the matter and despite the health emergency.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated January 9, 2021.
    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 (December 11, 2020).
    • Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19 (Updated November 25, 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
    See: What to do if you think you might have COVID-19?
    Personal, free, covid testing and screening help.

    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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