July 15th 2020
Inhabitants of the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle are highly concerned, because the community has been considered a “red light” where the pandemic has already caused four deaths in a single family of fishermen, and that has caused fear.
According to what was revealed, the Secretary of the Navy notified the fishermen who operate in the Mercado del Mar, to avoid group meetings and that is that the fishermen are used to meeting to drink beer, while they patch their nets and fix their fishing gear.
Angel Rivas, manager of the Osos restaurant commented that indeed the situation has become “very difficult” due to the cases in the family of fishermen and the statement sent by the Secretary of the Navy, warning that they could “close the sea market” because the Cruz de Huanacaxtle is at “its peak”.
According to information from the Ministry of Health, three coastal municipalities in the State of Nayarit are among those that are at “maximum risk” due to the high rate of infection. Of the five coastal municipalities, three are affected, and they are: Tecuala, Santiago Ixcuintla and Bahía de Banderas.
It is important to remember that in Nayarit, another municipality with a high incidence of cases is Jala, the Magical town and in which the State government established a filter to prevent the entry and exit of people from that community, where they have been registered 20 deaths, which is considered a very high percentage compared to its total population.
At the national level, the Federal Health Secretariat has identified 17 entities in which tourist and commercial ports are located, which are classified as “maximum risk” of contagion, due to the high incidence they have.
According to the municipal incidence map for every 100,000 inhabitants prepared by the federal agency -up to week 27 of the year, the last one registered in the official database, based on data provided by local governments-, the areas with the highest contagion are represented with red and crimson colors.
In this condition are tourist places such as Puerta Vallarta (Jalisco), Bahía de Banderas (Nayarit), Santa María Huatulco (Oaxaca), Campeche, Acapulco (Guerrero), Tonalá (Chiapas), Manzanillo (Colima), Bacalar, Tulúm and Isla Mujeres (Quintana Roo), Huatabampo (Sonora), Celestúm and Progreso (Yucatán), as well as Veracruz and Boca del Río.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the small town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is considered as “maximum risk”, especially taking into account the four cases, in a single-family of fishermen.