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In Mexico, only one out of ten people with COVID-19 symptoms are tested. The Federal Statistics only include the public hospital system, coronavirus cases detected in private hospitals and laboratories are not reported by the Federal Government. The government acknowledges that the pandemic is more wide-spread than reported due to a lack of testing available in the country. Mexico remains one of the lowest testing countries in the world. A lack of confirmed cases should not allow tourists or residents to let down their guard. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Coronavirus in Mexico News Updates

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high-risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country’s recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and...
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“It will not be a short epidemic, it will take 12 weeks at least.” This is the forecast that the Mexican Government is communicating to the public about the timeframe in which citizens should be proactive. “These are lessons that have been learned from what happened around the world and from what happened in Mexico...
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The president of the Mexican Cruise Association, José Arturo Musi, has reported that all cruise arrivals are canceled for the next five weeks, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, several boats are sailing en route, Musi said, explaining that upon returning to the ports of origin they will no longer set sail, so he expects...
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The coronavirus pandemic begins to take its toll on tourism in Jalisco. Flights and hotel reservations have been canceled in Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, as well as cruises that suspended their services for 30-days. Personnel from the Integral Port Administration, API Puerto Vallarta, confirmed that the cruises of the Royal Princess shipping company were canceled....
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First, we would like to open this recommendation with the statement that Puerto Vallarta does not have any reported cases of the coronavirus. Under careful thought, this publication recommends that anyone with plans to visit Puerto Vallarta through the months of March and April cancel their travel plans and follow recommendations to stay home and...
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Two women, 54 and 64 years old, are the first to be reported affected by the coronavirus in Jalisco. Both were treated in the units “Fray Antonio Alcalde” and “Dr. Juan I. Menchaca ”, from the Civil Hospital, on March 11 and 12. The first returned on the 4th of this month after being in...
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Mexico warned on Saturday that the coronavirus outbreak could last all year as it began rolling out tougher measures to contain the spread, calling for an end to large gatherings and extending Easter school holidays. The education ministry said some 33 million students will head into the Easter break at the end of next week,...
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Today the sanitary filters were installed at the national and international entrance gates of the Guadalajara International Airport, in which 12 workers from the Jalisco Health Secretariat participate. The preventive measures carried out in Guadalajara will also be carried out at the Puerto Vallarta airport, Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez reported. The measure seeks to...
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On Friday, March 13, the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, accompanied by the undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Health, Hugo López-Gatell and Gustavo Reyes Terán, head of the CCINSHAE reported that there are already 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico and, he added, there are 105 more suspected cases being tested....
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Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow coronavirus’ spread into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people. Mexico has so far confirmed 16 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of more than 1,800...
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Without being able to quantify it yet, the postponement of the Tourist Tianguis in Mérida will have an impact on Puerto Vallarta and the state, according to the Jalisco Tourism Secretary, Germán Ralis Cumplido during his visit to the city. “Obviously in public health, we already know what we are facing. On the economic issue,...
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The Mexican Health Ministry has confirmed that less than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus since February 8, when the first case was announced. As of today, Mexico has only confirmed 8 cases of the pandemic. “I’m worried about the lack of diagnostic testing,” said Francisco Moreno, infectious disease specialist and head of...
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Health officials in Mexico confirmed the third case of Coronavirus in a man who had traveled with the other two men who were confirmed with the virus Friday morning. All three cases were imported and that there was so far no evidence of human-to-human transmission in the country. President Lopez Obrador urged the population to...
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Mexican authorities said on Friday they have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Mexico, in what is only the second case in Latin America. A patient with a possible coronavirus infection went through a second test that turned up positive results early on Friday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez told reporters. The man...
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In Mexico, preventive measures against coronavirus have been maintained, and although they have promising news about possible cases since there have been no confirmed cases in Mexico. However, PAHO moved forward with opening a diagnostic lab for coronavirus, a disease that affects thousands of people in China. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the...
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