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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • GTO municipalities suffer extreme drought.
    • Defending trees in Zeferino Park.
    • Back to class?
    • Strong winds continue in SMA.
    • Medical personnel vaccinations.
    • Daughter of Purépecha migrants is accepted at Harvard University.
    • More than two million doses applied in the last four days.
    • Increase in infections by new strains of coronavirus.
    • Much lower demand for Covid-19 vaccine this Saturday.
    • Vaccine tourism: Mexicans who can afford it head north for a Covid shot.
    • Fourth day of application of anti-COVID vaccines opens in Celaya in two places.
    • The list of multi-member councils of Morena, PRI, PAN and Verde.
    • The Race for Mayor Has Begun.
    • GTO Vaccination News.
    • Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • My spot.

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    Guanajuato municipalities suffer extreme drought.
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    According to the Drought Monitor of the National Water Commission, Guanajuato has 19 municipalities with a degree of extreme drought, that is, characterized by greater losses in crops and pastures, in addition to the risk of forest fires is extreme, coupled with the generalization of restrictions on the use of water due to its scarcity. ...

    The Conagua Drought Monitor reports that Guanajuato has 23 municipalities in a severe drought phase, which is characterized by probable losses in crops or pastures, high risk of fires, in addition to the fact that water scarcity is common, so The National Water Commission recommends the imposition of restrictions on the use of water.

    In severe drought are the municipalities of San Miguel de Allende ...Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    Sanmiguelenses and foreigners meet in the Zeferino Park to defend the trees.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - This morning, San Miguel residents and foreigners arrived and planted themselves on the outskirts of the Zeferino Park, to ask for a halt to the excessive felling of trees and Mezquites in a neighboring area, currently protected by Semarnat and PROFEPA.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Back to class? this is how the 'Pilot Program' will begin to go back to school in Guanajuato.
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    GUANAJUATO.- This Friday, the graduates of the Secretariat of Health and Education in Guanajuato announced that they will jointly expand the pilot program for the return to classes in public and private schools and thereby vaccinate teachers, of the May 5 to 11, as announced by the Federal Government.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Strong gusts of wind will continue in San Miguel de Allende.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- This week the winds have hit San Miguel de Allende, at nightfall and gusts of more than 50 kilometers per hour will continue to appear in the municipality. For this reason, the director of Civil Protection, Josafat Enríquez, urges the population to report any situation that puts them at risk; So far only one tree has been reported fallen due to strong winds.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Vaccination begins for private hospital personnel in Irapuato.
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    IRAPUATO, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- The application of the biological against the coronavirus to medical personnel of private hospitals began in Irapuato, which continues to advance in the immunization of front-line workers.

    From the early hours of Saturday, dozens of doctors began to form the line to access the Inforum and receive the vaccine against Covid-19 who were patients until they reached the interior of the building and were vaccinated.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Irapuato doctors start dispute after anti-COVID vaccines run out.
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    Servants of the Nation told them that the second dose would only be applied to public health personnel and adults over 60 years of age
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    They deny vaccination to doctors in La Deportiva.
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    CELAYA, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- About 15 doctors from private clinics attended to request to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the vaccination point of the Miguel Alemán Valdés Sports Unit, where they were treated by Gerardo Sierra, deputy delegate of Federal Programs; however, the biological was denied.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Paramedics from León are vaccinated against COVID.
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    Emergency corps personnel received the COVID vaccine in León.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Daughter of Purépecha migrants is accepted at Harvard University.
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    UNITED STATES.- Elizabeth Esteban is a young woman, the daughter of Purépecha migrants, who a few days ago received one of the best news of her life: she will be a student at Harvard University, one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States and in the world.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    158. More than two million doses applied in the last four days.
    In the last four days, more than two million vaccines have been applied throughout the country, for a total of 13 million 978 thousand 181 doses supplied since December 24, reported the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra. ...

    Updating the advance of vaccination by groups, he said that 10,130,930 older adults have received at least one dose of the five available vaccines. Two million 905 thousand 958 have a complete scheme.
    He called on people aged 60 and over to keep an eye on the local call to receive their second dose, which depends on the timing of the vaccine they have received, which can be between four and 12 weeks. ...

    Any educational institution that has a registry will be considered to vaccinate its staff, and called for the vaccine to be applied to prevent them from developing serious illness and death.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    Increase in infections by new strains of coronavirus.
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    In Guanajuato there are already 21 cases that have been identified of people infected by variants of the coronavirus, both the Californian and the British strain.

    Daniel Díaz Martínez, Secretary of Health of Guanajuato, reported that the new strains have been identified in the municipalities of León, Acámbaro, Moroleón, Guanajuato capital, Irapuato, Romita, San Felipe, Juventino Rosas and Silao.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Much lower demand for Covid-19 vaccine this Saturday.
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    CELAYA, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- Without further lines of people, the third day of the Covid-19 vaccination was carried out for people over 60 years of age in Celaya.

    This Saturday the Sanitary Jurisdiction number 3, announced that in three vaccination posts (Tresguerras Auditorium, Sports Unit and University of Celaya) people born in 1961 were also being immunized, that is, they are 59 and will turn 60 years of age.

    However, in the auditorium there was no vaccination this Saturday , and a notice was left so that people went to the Sports Unit.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Vaccine tourism: Mexicans who can afford it head north for a Covid shot.
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    Dismayed by the slow rollout of shots at home, middle-class Mexicans are traveling to the US for Covid vaccine.
    Mexico News Daily

    Attention: fourth day of application of anti-COVID vaccines opens in Celaya in two places.
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    Luz Zárate Celaya. Although it was announced that the anticovid vaccination day would end on Saturday in Celaya, this Sunday it will continue in only two points. The regional subdelegate for the Welfare Programs, Gerardo Sierra Ríos, reported that because the health agencies decided to close the points of ...
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    The list of multi-member councils of Morena, PRI, PAN and Verde.
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    GUANAJUATO.- List of candidates for multi-member delegations to the State Congress. Compendium prepared by the journalist Alex Ramblas ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The Race for Mayor Has Begun.
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    As soon as April 5 rolled around, candidates for mayor of San Miguel de Allende opened their campaigns, though on a smaller scale due to the COVID-19 contingency. Some held rallies, others opted to celebrate mass.
    Atención San Miguel
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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
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    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
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    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    Last updated March 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:
    • Security Alert – Cartel Violence April 9, 2021.
    • Health Alert -Mexico COVID-19 Update April 9, 2021.
    • SMA Consular Agent Passport Renewal Program (March 26, 2021).
    • Message for U.S. Citizens – Change in Availability of American Citizen Services (March 19, 2021)
    • Passport Services **NEW: ADULT RENEWAL DROP-OFF PROGRAM** (March 2021)
    • COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Last updated: [01/26/21].
    • Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19 (Updated November 25, 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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    List of Health First Certified Establishments.
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