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Tianguis postponed over COVID-19 concerns

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  •   03-12-2020  2:29 pm

Tianguis postponed over COVID-19 concerns
Mexico's Tourism Secretary Miguel Torucco Marques (photo Daniel Schwen/Wikipedia)

Tianguis, Mexico’s largest travel show, has been postponed following the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

The Yucatan Times reported that the event will be postponed until Sept. 19 this year; the event was scheduled for March 22-25 in Merida. Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torucco Marques confirmed the postponement, tweeting:

“The 45th edition of the Tianguis Turistico Mérida, Yucatán, will be held next September. Postponing the event allows us to generate a greater call for buyers and the international press, which will continue to enrich the event, which includes many new features.”

In a Facebook post, Yucatan Governor Mauricio Vila stated:

“The health of all Yucatecans is my main priority. For this reason and to protect our entire population from the pandemic of the Coronavirus, I have asked the Federal Government to postpone the Tianguis Turistico. We will spare no effort in what needs to be done to protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable groups.”

This is a developing story