Even with the latent arrival of the Ómicron variant to Jalisco in the face of the arrival of foreign visitors for the December festivities, in the State there will be no new restrictions against COVID-19.
The Governor of Jalisco announced through a message on his social networks that in recent days there have been decreases in positivity, hospitalizations and deaths, indicators that, For the consideration of the State Board of Health, they are sufficient so that there are no modifications in the already established strategy.
The foregoing means that the application of current preventive measures such as the use of face masks, the application of antibacterial gel, distancing from person to person and taking the temperature in both commercial and recreational activities will continue through the protocols for each business or economic activity.
“With joy I want to tell you that the measures that have been taken are giving results, that people have done a good job, that everyone has assumed their responsibility and that this is reflected in the indicators. This week we had a slight reduction in the number of active cases, we went from 1,988 cases the week before to 1,870, but also the most important thing is that the number of people hospitalized reached the lowest level of the whole year ”, said the state president.
He added that the positivity rate remains below 5%; In mortality, there has been a report of 32 deaths in the last week that, although they are irreparable human losses, the number of events reflects a significant drop in this indicator in epidemiological week number 50. In the previous week, 64 were reported.
Regarding Ómicron, the president asserted that at the moment there is no evidence that there is a presence of Jalisco of this variant. “It is very important to understand it, but also to understand that it will arrive sooner or later, that it will arrive and we have to be prepared for it,” he added.
The governor also recalled that it will be on January 3, 2022 when virtual classes begin in the Jalisco education system, and that it will remain so until January 17 when they return to classrooms in person, in order to prevent students from minors go out in the coldest period of the year, and also hoping that the booster vaccination can advance to the educational personnel who received the immunization by the Cansino laboratory “with some other vaccine.”
It will be next January 14 when the State Board of Health meets again to analyze how the virus develops from today and until then, in order to analyze any change in the existing measures.
Finally, the governor indicated that he will hold a meeting with ecclesiastical authorities to analyze the format that the celebrations for the Day of Kings in Cajititlán and of the Virgen de la Candelaria in San Juan de los Lagos will take, while other celebrations such as patron saint festivities, feast of the absent son, pilgrimages and other “street” events are still suspended.