Mexican Caribbean free of ZikaBy Fernanda Duque Hernández
The World Tourism Organization says “No” to travel restrictions
The state of Quintana Roo and destinations across the Mexican Caribbean, are free of Zika virus, stated the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), after the epidemic alert sent by the World Health Organization about the status of the virus in Latina America and the Caribbean.
The governor of the State, Roberto Borge Angulo reminded travel agencies, wholesalers, hotels and tourist enterprises that Quintana Roo is not affected by Zika, according to statements issued by the World Tourism Organization, there is no need to restrict trips and visits to destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.
He also announced that the Ministry of Health is working to preserve the welfare of the visitors and the citizens by setting prevention protocols.
Since the Zika virus is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the ministry has organized fumigation and cleaning squads to eliminate breeding spots around the cities and urban areas. The government has also requested people to clean their backyards and roofs to prevent the increase of the mosquito.
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