Cofepris alerts of polluted beaches in Baja California and Puerto Vallarta


The organization recommends avoiding these sites until local authorities take action on the matter

On March 27, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks reported that the Tijuana I and Hermosa beaches of Ensenada, both located in the state of Baja California, exceeded the established limits for enterococci, which caused them to be considered as unsuitable for recreational use.

Two other beaches in Jalisco, Los Muertos, and Cuale de Puerto Vallarta, also registered a significant increase in the amount of these bacteria, so they were declared non-functional for the moment, and even in previous days, the Ensenada government announced the closure. undefined beach ” Hermosa ” for the same reason.

While these Baja California and Jalisco beaches are part of the scarce 1.89% that are not considered for their optimal functioning, the laboratory analysis carried out on more than 265 beaches located in the 17 coastal states of Mexico indicated that 98.11% of Mexican beaches did They are available for use since they presented an adequate level of enterococci, this according to that established by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Considering the health emergency caused by the coronavirus in which the whole world is currently, the cofepris stressed that the water quality measure does not provide any security for the reopening of beaches, nor does it predispose them as suitable to be visited.

In a statement, the organization highlighted the importance of following instructions from the respective local governments of each entity, in addition to the measures indicated by the Ministry of Health (SSa) at the federal and state level on the use of mobility and coexistence in public spaces.


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