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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • GTO exceeds seven thousand deaths from Covid-19.
    • First regular meeting 2021 of the SMA tourist council.
    • 3,900 more doses of vaccines arrived in GTO.
    • Red Cross of SMA attends up to 25 suspected COVID-19 patients a day.
    • The construction of the Aquaferico concerns civil organizations.
    • Due to the sale of alcoholic beverages outside the permitted hours, they close the bar on Calzada de la Estación.
    • The residents and the Government achieved the paving of the Prolongación de Guadalupe Avenue.
    • Mexico registers record number of Covid deaths; nearly half a million people vaccinated.
    • La Colmena Bakery to Receive Honorary Plaque.
    • New federal loan program to aid small businesses hurt by Covid.
    • Federal Government prepares event at Allende House Museum.
    • Credentials valid for 2019 and 2020 will be valid for voting on June 6: INE.
    • Second shipment of vaccines to Guanajuato reduced 76%
    • These Mexico City labs offer PCR tests to travelers who require them.
    • One Thousand and One Persian Nights.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Breakfast ballad.

    Testing for COVID-19
    What to do if you think you might have COVID-19? / SMA Testing info.
    Personal, free, covid testing and screening help.
    COVID TEST TRAVEL - ALL YOU NEED to KNOW. (Canada and USA).
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    Guanajuato exceeds seven thousand deaths from Covid-19.
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    Guanajuato exceeded seven thousand deaths from Covid-19, as 79 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, most of these of people who were originally from the municipalities that make up the area called the Industrial Corridor.

    According to the report on Wednesday from the Guanajuato Health Secretariat, the death of 19 people from León, 14 from Celaya, five from Irapuato, five more from Salamanca, as well as five from Salvatierra, but also four from Apaseo were reported. el Grande, three from San Miguel de Allende, three from Moroleón, two from Acámbaro, two from Juventino Rosas, two from Purísima del Rincón, two from San Francisco del Rincón, two from San José Iturbide, two from San Luis de la Paz, in addition to two from Valle de Santiago and also two in Villagrán, while in Yuriria, Romita, San Felipe Jerécuaro and Jaral del Progreso the death of one person was reported in each of those municipalities.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Municipal president and secretariat of health participate in the first regular meeting 2021 of the tourist council.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., January 20, 2021.- In order to generate optimal collaboration between the Municipal Government and the Ministry of Health with the Tourist Council, President Luis Alberto Villarreal García and doctors Héctor Adrián Barrientos and Jorge Vidargas, director of CAISES San Miguel de Allende and head of the Sanitary Jurisdiction II, respectively, participated in the First Ordinary Meeting of 2021.

    In the company of representatives of the tourism sector, they presented the epidemiological panorama that the state and the municipality are going through in order to determine actions that allow maintaining the local economy without putting the health of San Miguel at risk.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    This Wednesday, January 20, 3,900 more doses of vaccines arrived in Guanajuato.
    By Jesús Neri

    Health Secretary Daniel Díaz Martínez, reported that 3,900 doses were destined for the health sector of Guanajuato (IMSS, ISSSTE, SSG, SEDENA, PEMEX), thanked the Mexican army for its invaluable contribution in the logistics, distribution and protection of the 19 1,500 doses that arrived in Guanajuato last week and 3,900 this Wednesday to be applied to front-line personnel as soon as possible.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende, attends up to 25 patients with suspected COVID-19 a day.
    By Ana Barrón

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- Daily, the San Miguel de Allende Red Cross receives up to 25 calls to attend to patients, suspected or confirmed with COVID-19, and until yesterday, January 19; eight of his paramedics have been infected by being in contact with patients. Today, six of them are recovered and two are isolated.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    The construction of the Aquaferico concerns civil organizations.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - El Charco del Ingenio made public its position regarding the construction of the Allende Aquaferico, they assure that the proposal leaves more doubts than answers, not only about the cost and permits but also because of the problems it will generate for the residents of the communities where they are drilled 8 wells and damage to those who consume the vital liquid due to the high content of fluoride, arsenic and the probable presence of coliforms (bacteria present in feces).
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Due to the sale of alcoholic beverages outside the permitted hours, they close the bar on Calzada de la Estación.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. The Directorate of Civil Protection closed the bar "Snack Ville" for breach of the municipal guidelines established before the health contingency and the provision of the red traffic light in the State of Guanajuato. Through an anonymous report to the 911 Emergency Call Center, they notified ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The residents and the Government achieved the paving of the Prolongación de Guadalupe Avenue.
    By Gladis Montserrat Padrón Bautista

    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.-For many years the Calle Prolongación de Avenida Guadalupe, in San Miguel de Allende, remained in oblivion despite the fact that in 1998 it was one of the streets most affected by the flood, and on the other hand it could considered as the first street near the city center that remained on dirt, for this reason it was already dignified by being paved with ball stone drowned in cement.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Mexico registers record number of Covid deaths; nearly half a million people vaccinated.
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    Mexico recorded a new single-day record for Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday and its third highest total for new cases.
    Mexico News Daily

    La Colmena Bakery to Receive Honorary Plaque.
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    The municipal government of San Miguel de Allende approved a motion to recognize La Colmena Bakery with a plaque for its 120 years of service to the San Miguel community.
    Atención San Miguel

    New federal loan program to aid small businesses hurt by Covid.
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    The federal government will provide loans to 60,000 small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic restrictions.
    Mexico News Daily

    Federal Government prepares event at Allende House Museum.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Tomorrow Thursday is the inaugural event of the Year of Celebrations of the 200 Years of the "Consummation of the Independence of Mexico", in which the visit of the President of the Republic Andrés Manuel López Obrador is expected (which is not certain), as well like the state governor ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Credentials valid for 2019 and 2020 will be valid for voting on June 6: INE.
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    GUANAJUATO. - The National Electoral Institute (INE) informs that the Credentials for Voting with Photography whose validity expired in 2019 or 2020 are still valid as an identification mechanism and may be used to vote in the next elections ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Second shipment of vaccines to Guanajuato reduced 76%
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    Guanajuato had a 76% reduction in the vaccines against Covid-19 that were assigned to it in the second administration, because although at first it was announced that 16 thousand would reach the state 500 doses, only 3,900 were assigned, according to data from the Federal Government's Health Secretariat.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    These Mexico City labs offer PCR tests to travelers who require them.
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    If you’re traveling from Mexico City to the United States or Canada you'll need a Covid-19 PCR test to prove that you’re not infected, but finding a place to get the test can be challenging.
    Mexico News Daily

    One Thousand and One Persian Nights.
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    This Persian recipe is a wonderful version of our familiar omelet, perfect for lunch. Create your own variation with tomatoes, black olives, capers, additional fresh herbs, or extra nestled sunny side up eggs!
    Atención San Miguel
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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 – Airline Passengers to the United States Must Provide Negative COVID-19 Viral Test (January 15, 2021) .
    • Health Alert – COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Air Travel (January 14, 2021).
    • 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
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    Testing for COVID-19
    What to do if you think you might have COVID-19? / SMA Testing info.
    Personal, free, covid testing and screening help.
    COVID TEST TRAVEL - ALL YOU NEED to KNOW. (Canada and USA).

    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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