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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • Firefighters rescue two horses.
    • GTO registers 23 new deaths and 437 new cases.
    • In Montes de Oca street, citizens ask for the resignation of SMA Director of Heritage.
    • Private meeting suspended.
    • 'Don't be a gandalla': don't go to another municipality for vaccination.
    • Robbery from pharmacy, elements of the secretariat of public security.
    • In Mexico little mapping is done to find virus variants.
    • With permission from CONAGUA they extract material from the Laja River bed.
    • Two men arrested for driving a motorcycle with report of theft.
    • Gas shortage caused the suspension of production in supplier companies: Coparmex Irapuato-Salamanca.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Jean-Claude Kitty.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

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    Firefighters rescue two horses that fell into the drain of Nemesio Diez street.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - Last night, San Miguel Firefighters rescued two horses that fell into the drain on Nemesio Diez Street. The horses were injured, one of them was badly injured, he is in treatment and the other is just resting.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    GTO registers 23 new deaths and 437 new cases.
    Contagios
    The Secretary of Health of the state of Guanajuato reported this Saturday that the entity added 23 deaths and 437 new infections of coronavirus; With this, the state reaches 9,455 deaths and 118,000 positive cases of Covid-19.

    Of the deaths reported in the last 24 hours, eight occurred in León, three in Celaya, two in Irapuato, two in Silao, two in San Francisco del Rincón and one in each of the following municipalities: Pénjamo, Salamanca, Salvatierra, San Miguel de Allende, Uriangato and Valle de Santiago.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    With posters, in Montes de Oca street, citizens ask for the resignation of Francisco García 'director of Heritage' of SMA.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - With signs in hand, a group of people demonstrated this morning on Montes de Oca Street to request the resignation of Francisco García, who is director of the Historic and Heritage Center of San Miguel.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Suspend private meeting that was held in a house without certification "first health"
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., February 20, 2021.- The Secretariat of Public Security through the Civil Protection department suspended a meeting held inside a lodging house.

    The incident occurred at Casa Quiote, located on the old road to La Lejona. The meeting was reported to 911, on site PC elements found the information to be correct.

    When the personnel assigned to the Ministry of Public Security arrived, the person in charge of the place who does not provide a name, denied access to Civil Protection.

    Inside the indicated address, more than 80 people were counted, who were asked to suspend the music they had at excess volume and vacate the propertySMA Government (sp) | English.

    'Don't be a gandalla', a campaign that Salud Guanajuato launches after more than a thousand go to another municipality for vaccination.
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    GUANAJUATO.- After it was registered that more than a thousand people from San Miguel de Allende, León, Irapuato, Celaya, as well as Querétaro and San Luis Potosí went to the northeastern municipalities to receive the vaccine Against COVID, the Guanajuato Health Secretariat launched the "DO NOT BE GANDALLA" campaign.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Robbery from pharmacy, elements of the secretariat of public security.
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    San Miguel de Allende, February 20, 2021.- Elements of the municipal police, attached to the Secretariat of Public Security, frustrate theft that two young people tried to consume inside the Guadalajara Pharmacy.

    In the early morning of this Saturday, at 02:17 hours, at the 911 Emergency Call Center, they received a report about the presence of two suspicious men at the Guadalajara Pharmacy, in the Ancha Street branch of San Antonio.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    In Mexico little mapping is done to find virus variants.
    Covid-19
    The doctor from the University of Guanajuato, Alejandro Macías Hernández, explained that to avoid the mutation it is possible that it is achieved from a culture of prevention. He commented that in each country there is a different mutation and that Mexico is one of the countries that does little virus sequencing.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    With permission from CONAGUA they extract material from the Laja River bed.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– Last November, CONAGUA granted a permit to the individual Jacobo Hernández Mendoza, for the "cleaning, by de-shredding, clearing and de-soldering of the Laja River, in the area of the Esperanza community.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Two men arrested for driving a motorcycle with report of theft.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., February 20, 2021.- The Secretary of Public Security arrested two men in the La Palmilla community for driving a motorcycle with a report of theft.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    Gas shortage caused the suspension of production in supplier companies: Coparmex Irapuato-Salamanca.
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    Irapuato, Gto.- The president of Coparmex Irapuato-Salamanca, Antonio Rivera García said that the lack of gas not only forced the production of assembly companies such as Mazda and General Motors (GM) to stop, as there was a record of two other supplier companies adhered to the confederation, which also suspended their operations due to the same situation.

    He noted that the effects are chain, and will impact the economy of families, the city and the region. He also specified that the lack of gas put future investors in the red light.
    Zona Franca (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:
    • COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Last updated: [01/26/21].
    • Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (January 22, 2021).
    • 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
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    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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    Wear a Mask.
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