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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.”

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