Coronavirus has been controlled, AMLO says, announces 10-point plan
Containment measures and public's compliance have contributed
The coronavirus epidemic has been controlled in Mexico thanks to the containment measures put in place by health authorities and the public’s general compliance with them, President López Obrador said on Sunday.
“We’ve been able to control the epidemic; instead of it taking off as has unfortunately happened in other places, the growth here has been horizontal and this has allowed us to prepare very well in order to have everything that is needed [in terms] of medical equipment and specialists,” López Obrador said in a video message posted to social media.
The measures put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 – such as the suspension of all nonessential activities – have ensured that hospitals have not been overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, he said.
López Obrador said that 70% of beds set aside for the treatment of Covid-19 patients are currently unoccupied, although some hospitals in Mexico City and Tijuana have seen the demand for their services increase significantly amid the worsening outbreak.
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