Mexico asks residents to stay home for a month to slow coronavirus as cases rise

Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, on Saturday, asked all residents in Mexico to stay at home for a month, saying it was the only way to reduce the transmission rate of the coronavirus. Mexican health authorities said there was a total of 848 confirmed cases in Mexico as of Saturday, 131 more than the...
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Mexico’s president finally asks people to stay home

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, encouraged Mexicans to “stay home” in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in a radical change in his stance after the increase in cases and deaths linked to the pandemic. “Now what we want is for everyone to stay home, with their families, also...
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Mexico records 5 new deaths and 110 new cases of COVID-19 in 24-hours

In the last 24 hours, Mexico detected 110 additional COVID-19 infections and five deaths, the largest increase so far for the epidemic in Mexico. The Ministry of Health reported that eight people have died from Covid-19, while the health authorities of Quintana Roo, the State of Mexico and Michoacán subsequently confirmed one more death in...
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U.S Ambassador to Mexico pleads with Americans to return home

The United States ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, urged the Americans who are vacationing or living in Mexico, or in any part of the world, to return to the U.S due to COVID-19. The ambassador noted that President Donald Trump has issued a level 4 travel alert, which expressly states “do not travel.” In addition,...
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Mexico is underreporting COVID-19 cases

The deficiency in testing for Covid-19 coronavirus results in underreporting of positive cases that prevents knowing the exact situation Mexico facing. Even so, Jalisco had an increase of 45 percent in COVID-19 cases from March 20 to 24 compared to 99 percent in Mexico as a whole, said the rector general of the University of...
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Mexicans Need Accurate COVID-19 Information

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is putting the people of Mexico in grave danger with his reckless disregard for providing accurate information on the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. To date, Mexico has 475 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6 deaths. Despite the rapidly expanding spread of the virus in the country,...
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Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks as the country’s coronavirus caseload grows. On Wednesday, Mexico City police reported four robberies in different parts of the capital overnight. In a statement, police said that many false...
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Puerto Vallarta hotel occupancy is down to 15%

Puerto Vallarta woke up Tuesday with a hotel occupancy of 15 percent; a restaurant and two hotels were closed as a result of restrictions by health authorities to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. A three-star hotel and a five-star Hotel. “They have not fired anyone, they are holding on, they have an important...
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Mexico suspends large gatherings over coronavirus, helps small businesses

Mexico will suspend all large public and private gatherings for a month as it attempts to contain the spread of coronavirus, while extending support to small businesses, government officials said on Tuesday. Speaking at a regular news briefing, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Mexico has seen an increase in non-imported coronavirus cases and the...
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Mexican president vows to bail out the poor, not big companies, in coronavirus response

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would focus his response to the coronavirus outbreak on helping the poor rather than major companies as the virus spreads in Mexico. Officials counted 367 cases on Monday, up from 316 the day before, with a total of four deaths, including two people who had...
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While Mexico refuses to deal with the COVID-19 reality, WHO lists the country as a red zone

A report on Covid-19 published today by the World Health Organization placed Mexico in the ‘red’ zone and phase 2 of the pandemic, meaning cases of community transmission have been documented. Today, Mexico registers 316 confirmed cases, 793 suspects and 1,667 negatives, however, Ricardo Cortés, director of Health Promotion, assured that the country is still...
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Mexico reports 367 COVID-19 cases and four deaths

Mexico had 367 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country on Monday, up from 316 the day before, deputy health secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said, with a total of four deaths. Previously the country had reported two deaths. The doctor in Epidemiology confirmed that the last two deaths were from individuals residing in Jalisco and Mexico...
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