Mexican Officials Looking for 400 Businessmen Who Brought Coronavirus Back From Vail, CO

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The state of Jalisco, home to Guadalajara, Mexico is looking for about 400 travelers who visited Vail, CO for the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships 24-29 February, as they are suspected of picking up the coronavirus and taking it home with them.

Some of the Mexican nationals already tested positive for the virus on their return. Governor Enrique Alfaro is calling on the rest of the group who have not been tracked down to self-isolate.

Bloomberg reports that the group flew in a pair of chartered aircraft from the state of Jalisco to Denver, then traveled to Vail during the Burton event in late February. On their return journey, the group failed to report with the health authorities. The group were high-profile Mexican business executives, including Jaime Ruiz Sacristan, chairman of the Mexican stock exchange, and Jose Kuri, a relative of billionaire Carlos Slim, both of whom tested positive. Juan Domingo Beckmann, CEO of tequila maker Becle SAB, also tested positive for coronavirus.

Vail Resorts closed its North American resorts and retail shops for the rest of the 2019-2020 season last week.

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