Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the world’s news and social media channels, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s happening in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic. So, we’ve put together a brief overview of some of this week’s Mexico news, plus some useful information for PV residents.
Mexico Declares Health Emergency as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises
Mexico declared a health emergency on Monday and issued stricter rules aimed at containing the fast-spreading coronavirus after health officials reported a total of 1,094 cases of coronavirus, up from 993 a day earlier, and eight more deaths, taking its total to 28. They reiterated warnings that the health system could be overwhelmed if the coronavirus is not contained. The new measures to fight the virus include an extension of a previously announced suspension of non-essential activities until April 30. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who announced the health emergency, said that people or companies who ignored the rules would face administrative or penal actions.
CRATE Interiors is Giving Back to the Community
CRATE Interiors has been contributing 15% of its gross income each month to support local charities, including a Puerto Vallarta food distribution program which, with many people out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is needed now more than ever. If you’d like to help the community where you live, invest and play, consider helping the CRATE team continue their long-standing commitment to provide weekly deliveries of beans and rice to several food kitchens in neighborhoods around Puerto Vallarta.
Every Friday, the CRATE team goes to Sam’s to purchase the food, which is delivered to the following locations: Solo con Voluntad in Las Juntas; Salvation Army in Mojoneras; Cosecha in Progresó; the El Colorado Community Center; and Grupo BENNU AC, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization that helps local women with cancer. The cost is approximately $1000 Pesos per week per location.
If you are interested in supporting this much-needed service, please send a private message to Debra Stevenson Peganyee via the First Baptist Community Church Puerto Vallarta Facebook page.
Watch Russian Opera and Ballet Performances Online
From April 1-10, the Bolshoi Theater of Russia will broadcast a series of its most popular opera and ballet performances on their official YouTube channel. The line-up includes: The Tsar’s Bride on Wednesday, April 1; Marco Spada on Saturday, April 4; Boris Godunov on Tuesday, April 7; and The Nutcracker on Friday, April 10. All performances will be presented at 10:00 am (Mexico time), and will be available for 24 hours after the broadcast ends. For more information and updates, follow Bolshoi Theater on Facebook.
PVRPV Offers Personal Shopping, Laundry Services
In addition to providing visitors with affordable vacation rentals, PVRPV has a longstanding commitment to giving back to this wonderful community we call home. Today, with many tourists postponing their Puerto Vallarta vacations due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and personal service providers following government mandates to stay at home, the PVRPV team is focusing on the needs of local residents.
When your dirty clothes start piling up, PVRPV offers professional (and hygienic) laundry service for just 13 Pesos a KG (minimum charge of 5kg) with free pick up and delivery from 9 am to 3 pm – Monday through Saturday. Just call or send a message via WhatsApp to 322-779-9353 or email customerservice(at)pvrpv.com to schedule pick-up time.
They are also offering personal shopping services. So if you can’t get out, or just don’t feel like leaving the house, the friendly folks at PVRPV will go to the grocery store, Costco, pharmacy, etc., for you and deliver everything to your door for a service fee of just $500 pesitos. For more information, call or send a message via WhatsApp to 322-779-9353 or email customerservice(at)pvrpv.com.