Mexico will accept cruise ships even with covid patients on board
Mexican ports will continue to accept cruise liners even if there are people infected with coronavirus on board.
According to TASS, this is stated in a statement published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Tourism of the republic.
"The Government of Mexico will accept cruise ships at seaports," the text says. "In the event that those traveling on them show symptoms of COVID-19 or their tests for the presence of coronavirus turn out to be positive, they will be provided with the necessary medical care." Earlier this month, the authorities of the state of Jalisco did not allow a US liner to enter the port of the resort of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast, on board of which cases of coronavirus infection were detected. "It will be accepted at the port of the city of Guaymas in the state of Sonora with the support of the authorities of this region," the document of the Ministry of Tourism states.
According to official data, the epidemic situation in Mexico remains stable, the number of cases of infection continues to decrease. The workload of hospitals on average in the regions has now decreased to 13%, 11% of beds equipped with artificial lung ventilation are occupied in intensive care units. Until January 9, the mildest regime of restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of infection will be in effect in 28 regions. The average level of epidemic threat will remain in four more states.