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*The same was done at all points where the sanitary filters are in Jalisco. The objective is to continue with the protocols established in the state's COVID-19 plan to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. In total there are 9 filters installed in the state, 4 of them in the borders with Michoacán, Guanajuato, Colima and Nayarit.       

Official Statement- In the preamble to the entry into Phase 0 of the Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, activity was reinforced in the sanitary filters installed in different highway sections of the entity, three of them at the entrances to the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.

The objective is to continue with the protocols established in the Jalisco COVID-19 Plan to safeguard the health of Jalisco residents and thus prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the State.

In each of the sanitary filters, there is the presence of operating personnel from different levels of government; they make a random stop of vehicles, which will allow timely action in the event of detecting people with respiratory symptoms or discomfort.

Personnel from the Ministry of Health carry out the review in the sanitary filters, body temperature is taken from drivers and passengers and a questionnaire is applied to them; If they have symptoms they will be recommended to return home and call the Coronavirus COVID-19 3338233220 hotline, where patients will be provided with a follow-up.


Filters are installed at the following points

-Highway to Morelia (Santa Cruz de las Flores)

-Highway to Chapala (Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos)

-Highway to Nogales (Venta del Astillero)

-Entrance to the municipality of Tapalpa

-Entrance to the municipality of Mazamitla


Additionally, the operation of the four interstate filters located on the borders with Michoacán, Guanajuato, Colima and

Nayarit are maintained, which are found at the following checkpoints:


-Degollado-La Piedad Highway (On the border between Jalisco and Michoacán)

-Caseta de Leon-Lagos de Moreno highway toll both (On the border between Jalisco and Guanajuato)

-San Marcos Toll Booth on the highway to Manzanillo (On the border between Jalisco and Colima)

-Las Palmas-Puerto Vallarta Highway (In the Jalisco-Nayarit direction)


The participating agencies in these devices are: the Ministry of Security, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the police stations of the municipalities involved, the Jalisco State Civil Protection and Fire Department, as well as the Red Cross.  

The only one to dock is the Star Princess, with 201 crew members, for which the main port authorities were requested and will depart today in the afternoon.

The other two cruises, the Grand Princess and the Koningsdam, with 276 and 1,086 crew members, respectively, will remain only in the anchoring area, waiting for authorization to be able to carry out, in this area, the transfer of people from one cruise ship to another, so that one of them can transfer them to their places of origin.

Without the three cruise ships reporting passengers on board, the health authorities continue to apply the established protocols and sanitary measures. The Port Authority of Puerto Vallarta works as a link, to offer the essential services that are incumbent on it for the attention of international maritime transport.

The Government of Mexico, under the command of President Andrés Manul López Obrador, announced this Wednesday the "Plan for the return to the new normal", in which it established an epidemiological traffic light that will determine when the quarantine can be lifted in the municipalities from the country.

In this sense, there are four colors on the map that indicate the degree of contagion, and therefore determine the date on which municipalities can return to their daily activities and lift measures such as the confinement and closure of non-essential businesses. .

For this, on May 18, 269 "municipalities of hope" that do not register any contagion may begin to resume their normal activities, with extreme isolation protocols compared to those that do, with rigorous sanitary filters.

While from May 18 to 31, preparations would be made for the municipalities with low transmission to return with limitations or in full to their activities and lift the confinement.

At the traffic light by colors established by the Ministry of Health, the municipalities in green, may return to essential activities and completely lift the confinement on June, is the case, for example, of Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas, which they present a “very low” transmission level.

In these municipalities, presential classes may be resumed, non-essential businesses, public squares, beaches, shopping centers and hotels are opened, in the case of tourist sites. That is to say, everything will return to operate normally, and the National Day of Healthy Distance will conclude.

In those municipalities marked in yellow, transmission is medium, and activities may be restored that same day in a limited way, with a reduced presence of people in public spaces, non-essential activities must operate with caution and there will be no face-to-face classes.

In oranges, the presence of people in public spaces should be even more limited, non-essential businesses will not be able to open yet and confinement will continue to be recommended. And in the reds, the transmission is maximum and the quarantine cannot be lifted yet.

The traffic light will be updated every week, however, said the deputy secretary of Prevention and Health Promotion federal, Hugo López Gatell, the logic is that everyone follow the trend that they already showed on today's map.


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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) embarked on a successful 2019 Midwest Tour through three cities in three different states in the US.

Luxury and romance are the Riviera Nayarit’s calling card and a combination that has earned it one of the most prestigious international awards in the world: the Travvy 2019/Silver in the category of “Best Honeymoon Destination.”

Over 300 collection cars, motorcycles, and spectacular modified autos will be on display for the 3rd Nuevo Vallarta Car Show 2019 to be held January 12-13 in the Riviera Nayarit.

15 indigenous artisans spent three months creating the 81-square-meter project.

Puerto Vallarta's Historic Centeris now a protected Cultural Heritage of the Mexican State of Jalisco.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Electronic Game Show, better known as EGS, the largest video game event in Mexico, ended its first edition in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, working side by side with Ricolino, Digital Creative City (CCD, acronym in Spanish), and Los 40 Principales, offering visitors the best entertainment experience available.

As they have done every year, EGS CEO, Jorge Lizárraga, together with the CCD Trust President Mauricio Navarro; Jaime Reyes, Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Jalisco, and the Competitive Intelligence Unit (CIU) CEO, Ernesto Piedras, kicked off the activities with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

Once EGS opened at 10 a.m., 7,000 attendees and more than 150 journalists and media streamed through the doors to walk through the Expo Guadalajara halls and explore the different experience areas and exhibitions set up for the trade show, such as Freeplay, EGS Kids and EGS Retro.

This edition marked the first time the Mexican Video Game League (LMV, acronym in Spanish) joined EGS in Guadalajara by creating a gaming space featuring activities like the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft tournament and challenges against the best FIFA player in Latin America. Other special grand finals included Super Smash Bros., FIFA 16, Street Fighter V, and the Ricolino Press Start tournament where the brand gave the winner an all-expenses paid trip to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California.

Cosplay awarded the winner of its contest, Zero – a fictional character in the MegaMan X video game saga, an all-expenses paid trip to PAX in Seattle, Washington.

The long lines confirmed one of the most important initiatives featured at the show, EGS DEVELOPERS, promoted by Digital Creative City, where representatives of video game development studios in the region, such as Kaxan Games, Games Starter, Cosmogonia, Pice Software, One Simple Idea, Poiesus Games, Unosquare, 2Dnutz, Tzonpantli, Guao Studio, Futbolopolis, and Villavanilla, among others, spent the entire day showcasing their projects to connect with potential allies.

The activities behind this initiative started on May 6 with a panel entitled “The current state and opportunities for development of the Video Game industry in Mexico,” led by Jorge Suárez from Karaokulta, Ricardo Gómez from Kaxan Media Group, Jorge Morales representing Larva Studios, Ovidio Escobedo from One Simple Idea, Martín Meléndez representing Cosmogonia, and Jacobo Ríos who has collaborated with Electronic Arts on different projects. CCD’s Mauricio Navarro and Hugo Cordova, Managing Director of the CCD Trust Fund were also part of the panel that focused on the importance of working together to ensure accelerated growth and development of the industry in Mexico while also building bridges to connect developers with investors. The panel addressed the importance of creating a productive chain for developers and build up SMEs to help them boost their sales and marketing skills.

EGS DEVELOPERS featured auditorium speakers of the stature of Mario Valle, Business Development Director at Electronic Arts; Ned Sherman, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Media Wire; Carla Castillo (Sibrel), Partnerships Associate Twitch México; Beto Ramírez, Co-Founder of Gamecoder Studios; and Guillermo Dupinet, Character Animator at Squeeze Studio Animation. The speakers provided in-depth information about the value of the Video Game market, and the importance of promoting independent games across platforms like Twitch, and planting game developers to build up the domestic industry, among other topics.

Simultaneous activities during the day included featured speakers in the main auditorium, including “Mexican Video Game Champions” debating the challenges and opportunities professional Video Game players face in Mexico, and “Talent in Big Video Game Studios” that encouraged video game developers to persevere, not fear failure, and train to raise their professional levels.

Electronic Game Show Guadalajara, together with Creative Digital City, undoubtedly showcased the talent in the region and the potential to develop new opportunities and jobs, by working together with companies like Riot Games, who trusted the platform enough to recruit local talent during the event. EGS Guadalajara will be the hotbed for great local talent as it also offers children, youth and families, ad-hoc content tailored to meet their needs and maximize the potential for them to enjoy the world of gaming and digital entertainment to the fullest.

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


The Asian country's ambassador to Mexico, Zhu Qingqiao, said that everything possible is being done to strengthen the airlift for the acquisition of medical supplies.

During the first months in which COVID-19 infections were registered in China, the Mexican government was among the first to collaborate, which "we will never forget," said the ambassador of the Asian country in Mexico, Zhu Qingqiao.

"Today Mexico is in a critical phase due to COVID-19, a situation that China understands a lot. Efforts are being made to strengthen the airlift for the acquisition of medical supplies," said Qingqiao, during the tenth arrival with medical supplies from Shanghai. On tuesday night.

For his part, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, highlighted the bilateral solidarity relationship between Mexico and China to attend to the health emergency due to COVID-19.

The chancellor stressed that this is the first with a load of 48 ventilators for those patients, who, due to the severity of their condition, need to be intubated.

During his speech, Marcelo Ebrard acknowledged the relationship between Mexico and China and noted that the support is mutual and will continue to strengthen, after another 10 flights with supplies and medical supplies are still awaited, which will be distributed through Insabi (Health Institute of Wellness) to Mexican medical personnel.

Also present during the arrival of the tenth shipment to the hangar of the sixth group of the Mexican Air Force were the secretary for multilateral affairs, Martha Delgado; the commercial economic adviser of China, Zou Chuanming and Miguel Zhang of the Meheco Corporation company.

The undersecretary of the agency said that work is being done on a public policy to free the beaches.

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) announced the program ‘Smiles for Mexico’ which seeks to promote social tourism through free travel for low-income Mexicans.