The Mexican government is distributing financial assistance to fishermen living on the coasts of the Sea of Cortez. But in areas where fishing has been banned to protect the critically endangered vaqutia marina porpoise, fishermen say the small payment falls far short of the community’s needs.
Tens of thousands of Sonorans are heading back to work this week, after a gradual reopening for some industries started Monday. Some state officials are worried the reopening could worsen the state's outbreak.
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are using a new metric to determine the level of risk within the state during the coronavirus outbreak. They warn if hospitals fill up and the number of cases rise, Sonorans could see more restrictions on movement.
Mexico’s cases of coronavirus and deaths related to it are still increasing by hundreds. But the president decided to start touring around the country again on June 1, mainly to supervise and inaugurate state projects.
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, the popular beach town Rocky Point implemented a three-phase reopening plan last week. Now, residents who had been barred from entering the city while it was on lockdown are being allowed back as the city prepares to welcome visitors in June.
A growing number of Mexican cities are using so-called “sanitation tunnels,” to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The plastic, sometimes inflatable, tunnels mist people with disinfectant. But experts say they may do more harm than good in fighting the disease.
Mexico’s public health budget and services decreased or changed as a result of the president’s frugal policies, affecting cancer patients. Now, activists claim that the government focuses on the coronavirus, leaving this high-risk group unprotected.
Mexico’s health secretary says neighboring Sonora, Mexico, may be close to reaching a peak in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. But that doesn’t mean residents can start easing restrictions on movement.
Two years ago, Arizona and neighboring Sonora implemented a safety corridor along the highway to the popular beach destination Rocky Point. Now, that city is looking to collaborate on a so-called “health corridor” to keep tourists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
Every May for the last 18 years, the capital city of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has celebrated the anniversary of its founding with a cultural festival. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the festivities have moved online.
Just south of the border, the Sonoran town known as Arizona’s beach is preparing to welcome visitors back to its shores. Rocky Point launched the first phase of a reopening plan this week in hopes of restarting tourism in mid-June.