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Puerto Vallarta Could Face Total Lockdown If Cases Continue To Rise

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Puerto Vallarta reopened for tourism on June 15th but could now face a total lockdown stricter than ever before if cases continue to rise according to the Governor of Jalisco. 

After a meeting with the Economic Reactivation Commission, the Jalisco Governor warned that it's up to all citizens to prevent the activation of the plan.

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The governor announced an “Emergency Button” plan that could stop all activities in Jalisco if the growth of Covid-19 cases continue to rise. 

This would mean the complete shutdown of the state with far stricter measures then were first imposed at the start of the pandemic. 

puerto vallarta beach

“By saying ‘stop dead’ we mean a more drastic measure than the one we took in the first stage of social isolation. It would mean shutting down ALL industry, commerce and services. Only the basic operations of health, security and food supply services would be maintained,” the Governor said. 

malecon in puerto vallarta with palm trees

According to the Governor, it would mean ‘total confinement'. All services would immediately stop including tourism, restaurants including delivery, public transportation, shopping malls, banks and food stalls. 

The only food services available would be grocery stores and food markets on reduced hours during the weekdays.

Puerto Vallarta Airport

On Monday, July 6, the state of Jalisco reported a new record of COVID-19 infections with 664 new cases and 19 deaths.

There are two criteria that will be evaluated for activating the 'emergency button' which would shutdown the state.

  1. saturation of the hospital system reaching 50%
  2. weekly incidence rate of 400 infections per million inhabitants, by date of onset of symptoms.

“If the first indicator reaches 50% or the second reaches 400 cases for every million inhabitants, we will have to stop once again. Today we are at 26% and in the second criteria at 290,” explained the governor.

Puerto Vallarta aerial view

“We are at a key moment. If we act responsibly, we can get ahead without having to stop our economy again. Jalisco needs all of us, we cannot fail,” said the Governor in a message addressed to Jalisco.

Puerto Vallarta street

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Monday 13th of July 2020

At least if they shut it down now it may save the tourism high season In the fall and winter!


Friday 10th of July 2020

And then you reopen and it starts again.


Friday 10th of July 2020

What are they charging for the covid 19 test

Maree Grigaitis

Friday 10th of July 2020

Covid-19 test is 4,500 pesos with a 5 day wait for an appointment band then another 6 day wait for results.


Friday 10th of July 2020

Are people that stupid or ignorent today!; . It's a fucking cold!!!!!! Why all government is doing this is beyond me they have something up there sleves!!; But all are lying to the people and everyone knows it but no one has balls to stand up!!!!


Thursday 9th of July 2020

Hoping to go in December but this does not look good.