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  1. That was four hours ago. This is changing hourly now. We need to watch the YouTube live feed at 7 pm!
  2. Subscribe here, update tonight at 7 pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvzHrtf9by1-UY67SfZse8w
  3. Subscribe to the youtube channel Gobierno de México. A lawyer friend just posted that there will be a live streamed national government broadcast there at 7 pm this evening. I am simply passing on what I'm getting.
  4. Several Mexican friends have told me they received messages this morning direct to their cell phones from the government of Jalisco telling them of the mandatory stay at home order. Things are developing hourly now. They've said there will be a you tube video posted at 7 pm tonight announcing the new restrictions. Hard to know WHAT to believe.
  5. Lopez Gatell, the Mexican govt epidemiologist, announced in a press conference yesterday that starting today the entire country will be in a 1 month long mandated quarantine. Only essential businesses will open such as grocery stores and drugstores, and only services essential to public safety will operate like CFE and water. Here's a rough translation of what was said in the press conference word by word. I am also posting the link to the press conference, in Spanish, of course. He closed the conference with this statement: "I want to be clear and immediate again, this message will be followed by an official government notice stating all the specifics." There will be a live feed YouTube presentation on the government website at 7 pm this evening. “The Task Force working on this amounts up to 350 years of experience in the public health sector, including two doctors with national science awards. Today, we speak to you, the citizens, and share the following technicalities: 1) The prevention and control measurements that the Mexican government has established have been designed by a group of specialists. These measurements have been correct, pertinent and opportunist. All of these measurements have been made based on scientific data and comply with the recommendations made by the World Health Organization. These measurements have been communicated repeatedly, and have now been established in the countries legal frame, to be formulated and written on paper at the highest level. The call that we make to the Mexican citizens today, is for you to reflect, and lets be very clear, we require for you to follow and reinforce these measurements, it is our responsibility, and it is our obligation to comply with this measurements and to be consistent. All of us need to take care of ourselves, and take care of each other. We all must cooperate in order to flatten the curve of this epidemic. Hereby, we require you to adapt to all the preventions measurements instructed, not just the ones that are directed towards personal safety, but to follow the prevention measurements directed towards community safety. As long as we are successful with massive immobilization of the country, with a high reduction of workforce activity, scholar activity, and the concentration of masses in public settings, we will all be benefited by minimizing the speed at which this virus is being transmitted. This is our last chance to flatten the curve, and this requires to have a country wide immobilization and to stay home. This is our last call, we must all stay home. We speak to you directly: STAY HOME, STAY HOME. Stay home, because staying home is the only way we can slow down the pandemic. Our curve is halfway to going from a slow transmission stage to a rapidly increasing transmission stage. We are in a period of accelerated rise in daily confirmed cases. It is impossible to avoid this epidemic. We are currently living through phase 2, and we are very close to entering phase 3. One of the highest risks that will come with entering phase 3 will be the lack of hospital beds. Hospitals will be unable to help citizens, and deaths that could have otherwise been prevented will occur, due to insufficient hospital beds. That's why, I repeat the most important message, the only way to flatten the curve TODAY is to stay home, country wide, everyone, during a stipulated period of 1 month. Let me reiterate that this does not mean that the accelerate rise in cases will be prevented. But we will be able to slow down phase 2, and once we get to phase 3 hospitals will have enough bed to take care of everyone in need of medical attention. It is our responsibility, at a government level, in the private sector, in the public sector, and in the social sector, to STAY HOME. In order to reach the potential these safety measurements have, we must reinforce that the public, private and social sectors MUST ADAPT to these measurements. The government is doing its part, by suspending ALL ACTIVITIES, in exception for those activities that are essential to human life. Such as grocery stores, energy services, water services. Essential services. No one is to overvalue their work, or feeling like their work isn’t valuable. Whats important is to stay home, to reduce the number of people infected. That is why, it is absolutely necessary, for the Private and the Social sectors to follow these measurements with a force, and with clear determination, to not undermine our efforts. I want to be clear and immediate again, this message will be followed by an official government notice stating all the specifics." https://www.facebook.com/638583082/videos/10158415693908083/?hc_location=ufi
  6. Yes! You can also email Carol Curtis at OperationFeedSJC@gmail.com OR Janine Kirkland at J9Design@mac.com Thanks!
  7. Moderator, I'm not sure exactly where to post this. If it is in the wrong place, would you please move it to wherever it belongs? Thank you for allowing the post. Things are very hard right now for the villagers in San Juan Cosala. Operation Feed is taking mask orders. Janine Kirkland and Carol Curtis are coordinating mask sales and delivery. The women ventured to Chapala to buy more material and elastic and are sewing like crazy. 50 pesos per mask or contribute a 100 pesos and they will give you one and give another mask to a villager. The value of masks: 1. People move away automatically when you are wearing one 2. The mask reminds you not to touch your face. But now the science is saying masks for everyone may be doing some good. If you want to order masks, let us know. Next delivery will be Monday. Please contact Carol Curtis or Janine Kirkland directly via FB messenger. Operation Feed is also preparing to help another 100-150 villagers who have lost a way to earn a minimum amount of money. Families that sold food outside their homes, who worked as waiters, who worked as handyman, etc. To purchases a month's food, we need to raise an additional 40,000 pesos. We are aware of the needs of everyone, including the animals, and know that many of you are supporting your gardeners and housekeepers and other charities. That makes it hard to ask for your generosity, but it would make a big difference if you could donate a small amount to help San Juan Cosalá. http://www.operationfeedsjc.org/donate.html
  8. THANK YOU! This has been swirling around all the local facebook pages all day. Even though it may become true eventually, people will be SO relieved to read this.
  9. There's a long thread on one of the local facebook groups, and the majority of people posting are paying their Mexican workers and encouraging them to stay at home until we are able to weather this storm.
  10. Canadian friends of mine were advised just yesterday that their travel health insurance has been cancelled. They are leaving tomorrow to drive back to Canada.
  11. Posted for information, not for fear mongering. ♥️ https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/16/mexico-is-dangerously-unprepared-for-the-inevitable-wuhan-coronavirus-outbreak/
  12. A Canadian snowbird friend of mine here in Mexico has been informed that her travel health insurance will be cancelled effective April 21st. Has anybody else received such notice? It might be prudent to check with your insurer.
  13. The FB group Chapala Health Talk is another excellent resource.
  14. I definitely don't get 100 up and down. The customer who gets that works online and is paying for the highest priced package. However, I pay for the lowest cost package, and consistently get 30-plus up and down. Just to compare, my final day with TelMex, I was getting 5.14 up and point 68 down. I am VERY happy with UNET so far. My Amazon Firestick now works smoothly, no buffering at all.
  15. You could hire a driver and guide to take you...try Oscar here:
  16. I signed up last month, in Las Fuentes...so far so good! My internet speed is five times what it was with TelMex, for the same price. Currently they have a special promotion..pay in advance, get twelve months for the price of nine
  17. Humberto. At Papeleria Kenya, Morelos 108 in Jocotepec
  18. OH NO! I'm sorry you had that experience. Seems like different rules for different days. SO frustrating for you.
  19. Yes you can! I paid in Jocotepec last week and went to the Chapala office the following day and was issued my sticker. 😊
  20. Near Paninos in San Antonio...sorry...geographically challenged!
  21. I purchased thirty two FABULOUS hand made hand painted blue and white talavera cupboard knobs at Talaveras House in Riberas. So many BEAUTIFUL colours and designs available.
  22. Miguel Lemus Martinez, 12 passenger air conditioned van, 331 659 1017
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