Mexico registers 121 new cases of coronavirus, still drastically lagging in testing

With 121 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one death in the last 24 hours, Mexico already registers 1,215 infected people and 29 deaths, health authorities reported on Tuesday, March 31. As has become customary, during the daily update conference on the status of COVID-19 in the country, the different professionals presented the figures related to...
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Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the United States. Last...
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Mexico declares a health emergency

The federal government of Mexico declared a national health emergency in Mexico due to Covid-19. In addition to the measures that are underway as part of the National Sana Distancia Day, all sectors in the country, mainly private companies, are urged to stop most of their activities. There is concern about the increase in community...
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Couple postpones wedding in Mexico due to COVID-19, delivers reception food to local hospital

After the contingency in Mexico, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea Negrete and Gustavo Fuentes were unable to celebrate their wedding, and decided to give away their reception food to a hospital. On Sunday, around noon, the couple arrived at the hospital in an uber, got out, set up a table and the food they...
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Coronavirus epidemic could last until September, according to Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health

The undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell assured Mexico will have a long epidemic, which could last until September, which will depend on the Mexican society following the instructions of the Federal Ministry of Health. “The epidemic is not going to stop until it ends, it is possibly going to be a long epidemic, we are...
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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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