Major Mexican tourist destination at ‘imminent risk’ of lockdown

05/19/2021

Source: SFGate

In a major announcement last week, the governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo warned that the state had seen five straight weeks of increased COVID-19 rates following last month’s spring holidays. The dramatically rising case numbers led him to warn that Mexico’s number one tourist destination is at risk of “imminent” lockdown, according to the Associated Press. 

“Rates in most of the rest of Mexico have been declining,” reported the A.P., “but Quintana Roo depends on tourism for 87% of its economic activity, and has instituted no travel bans or testing requirements.”

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