The State Health Council has approved the reinforcement and implementation of preventive actions to address the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Tlaxcala has recorded a positivity rate of 50 percent in tests conducted on suspected cases at this time.
The main sanitary measures implemented to prevent the spread of the virus include the mandatory use of face masks in open and closed spaces such as public squares, shops, public transport, mass events or when traveling on the street; Similarly, the maximum capacity of people in closed places will be 80 percent.
While the sale and purchase of liquor will be permitted till 10:00 pm, the operation of bars, clubs and similar businesses will be allowed from Sunday to Thursday till 01:00 am the next day, on Friday and Saturday. 5:00 p.m. 02:00 p.m.
During the first general session of 2023, the Secretary of Health, Rigoberto Zamudio Meneses, announced that according to the weekly technical report of COVID-19 of the Federal Ministry of Health, the unit ranks 27th nationwide in confirmed and accumulated cases.
The most affected age groups are 18 to 29-year-olds, followed by 30 to 39-year-olds and 40 to 49-year-olds; Besides this, a total of five deaths have been recorded from August 18 to January 23.
On the progress of the Universal Immunization Program against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he informed that a total of 3,220,723 doses have been administered across different age groups.
Zamudio Meneses explained that in terms of reinforcement coverage with the Abdala vaccine, 81 percent of the population aged 60 and older and 89 percent of health workers have already been vaccinated; As far as children aged 5 to 11 years are concerned, 92 percent of people in this age group have already been protected by the first dose of Pfizer and they have reached 90 percent coverage in the second dose.
As an additional measure, Governor Lorena Cuellar Cisneros directed to reinforce the vaccination program with the biological Abdala, since the effectiveness of the first dose decreases with time, according to representatives of the health sector in the entity.
The decree along with the new guidelines will be published in the state government gazette in the next few hours.