Sellers of false Covid-19 results are detained in Cancun Airport

CANCÚN, QUINTANA ROO, 26ENERO2021.- La mañana de este martes, se instalaron los módulos COVID-19 en el aeropuerto. Así mismo se inició con la toma de pruebas a turistas para la detección de COVID-19. FOTO: ELIZABETH RUIZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM

In Quintana Roo, the National Guard and state authorities reinforced security and surveillance in hotel areas, clubs, and nightclubs, in addition to the airport, to avoid a phenomenon that has been detected in recent days in Cancun: the sale of COVID- results. 19 false.

In a van parked on Nichupté avenue in front of Kabah park or on Yaxilán avenue in Cancun, rapid COVID-19 tests are sold, at only 200 pesos, but they are not authorized by the Government of Mexico.

Faced with complaints about the sale of false tests, the authorities reinforced security protocols and established locks that prevent falsification, among them, that the test result must contain a QR code, as the first element.

In the vicinity of the Cancun Airport, at least four people have been arrested for the alleged sale of false COVID-19 tests to tourists, so that they could take a flight back to the United States, Canada, or Europe, at a cost of up to $ 160. ( New business emerges: fake Covid tests, $ 40 for leaving Mexico .)

“There were not even tests, they are false results that have been presented,” said Roberto Cintrón, president of the Cancun Hotel Association.

A day in Quintana Roo, 16 thousand PCR tests are carried out in 120 points, including hotels and at the Cancun airport with official validity.

“They are from recognized laboratories, which are the same tests used in the United States itself, there are no false tests here,” emphasized the entity’s governor, Carlos Joaquín González.

Francisco underwent the test at the Cancun airport before traveling to Detroit, United States, presented to the authorities his negative result for COVID and documentation, indicating that the test is real and that it may bring penalties in his country of origin, in case you lie.


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