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Mexico and the coronavirus

AMLO rules out closure of the US border; no tariffs will apply

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ruled out closing the borders between the United States and Mexico, and assured that the neighboring country will not apply tariffs to Mexican merchandise.

The agreement is not to close borders and not establish tariffs on Mexican merchandise, the economy is becoming more integrated, a border closure not only affects us, but also them. "

On this matter, he indicated that talks are being held with United States authorities to prevent the negative effects of the coronavirus health emergency from further damaging the two nations.

UNAM extends suspension of activities due to coronavirus

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) announced that the resumption of activities will not be before April 30 as planned due to the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) contingency.

Through a statement, the country's top house of studies said that it joins the measures announced by the Mexican health authorities to deal with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

AMLO asks governors to respect instructions from specialists

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated the recommendation to the country's governors that “we all respect the recommendations of the specialists, of the scientists. It is not a time for occurrences, it is a very serious matter ”, referring to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

He added that during the teleconference held on Tuesday the 31st by the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, and Marcelo Ebrard, from Foreign Relations, they heard the proposals of all the governors.

The COVID-19 balance in Mexico: 29 deaths and 1,215 infections

In Mexico, up to this Tuesday, 1,215 cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths have been confirmed . There are three states that are the most affected, reported the head of the General Directorate of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

At a press conference, he explained that the most affected demarcations, both in cases and in incidence, are the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Jalisco.

Of the total of confirmed cases, he indicated that 16% are hospitalized, of which 5% are serious and only two people are in intubation. In addition, there are 3,511 people awaiting the results of the confirmatory test.

China Donates 50,000 COVID-19 Test Kits to Mexico

As the COVID-19 epidemic progresses, Chinese foundations donated 50,000 kits to Mexico for testing the new coronavirus , which arrived early Tuesday morning at the Mexico City International Airport.

In a statement, the Cultural Center of China reported that one hundred thousand masks and five artificial respirators were also received by the Jack May and Alibaba Foundation.

Coronavirus: The Red Cross begins a program to inform and prevent people

They took the temperature of the pedestrians with the use of infrared thermometers, they also showed the correct use of the antibacterial gel. Thus began, in the heart of the country, the "Red Cross near you" program.

We are promoting prevention measures for the coronavirus issue. "Fernando Rivera Muñoz, national coordinator of Red Cross volunteers.

With the support of partitions, they teach what the symptoms of the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) Covid-19 are, they highlight the importance of not getting ... or getting it.

Coronavirus in States


The governor of Sonora , Claudia Artemisa Pavlovich Arellano , told the federal authorities of her intention to restrict access to the entity along the northern border with the United States, in the face of the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus.

In a virtual work meeting, in which the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero; the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, and various health and civil protection authorities, Pavlovich Arellano asked to restrict non-essential transit on the northern border, noting that in the neighboring country the cases have presented a considerable rise.

Mayor of Hermosillo proposes curfew for coronavirus outbreak

Before the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the state of Sonora, the municipal president of Hermosillo, Célida Teresa López Cárdenas, raised the proposal to decree a curfew in the city , given the health emergency unleashed by the virus.

It was through her social network accounts that the mayor of the Sonoran capital indicated that she will forward the proposal to the health authorities, in order that a domiciliary protection can be decreed.

  • The curfew schedule that the municipal president of Hermosillo raised on social networks and that she will propose to the authorities is from 18:00 to 6:00 (Pacific time).


Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, the state government informed the citizens and owners of establishments, that officially, a schedule was set for convenience stores, grocery stores and supermarkets to sell alcoholic beverages , in closed containers, this 12 : 00 to 18:00. Until this Tuesday, Campeche registers at least five positive cases for said disease.


Through his social networks, the governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz, announced that his daughter was discharged after recovering from the COVID-19 coronavirus ; Likewise, he thanked the people who sent him their support for the difficult time. Until this Tuesday, Sinaloa registers at least 27 positive cases of said disease.


Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 registered its first positive case in Guanajuato, authorities of the entity have implemented different measures to mitigate the contagion, as well as to support businesses that have seen their activities diminished by the application of quarantine.

In the capital Guanajuato municipality, through its social media accounts, the local city council shared a list of businesses that, despite applying social restriction measures, continue to offer their services to the city's inhabitants.


After threats were registered on social networks to loot shopping malls in the city of Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán, the state Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) maintains preventive work in the region.

Elements of the Public Order Restoration Unit (UROP), as well as Transit and Mobility, are deployed in areas where self-service stores and commercial premises are located, this with the aim of guaranteeing the tranquility and well-being of consumers.

  • It should be noted that this type of looting threat to shopping centers has been registered in other entities, following the outbreak of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 in Mexico.

The world and the coronavirus

China resumes sale of bats

Local media reported on Wednesday that China , after two months of confinement by Covid-19 coronavirus in most of the republic, resumed the sale of exotic animals, specifically bats.

According to the local press, markets throughout the country continue to sell this rodent, which has been scientifically proven to be lethal in its consumption.

Ecuador collapses due to COVID-19 deaths

Funeral homes in Ecuador are beginning to collapse due to the rapid increase in the number of patients and bodies due to the COVID-19 pandemic . So far, according to the map made by Johns Hopkins University, the South American country has about 3,000 sick and almost 100 dead.

In images that have traveled the world, the hospitals of the city of Guayaquil can be seen collapsing due to the arrival of the sick.

Coronavirus paralyzes activity around Everest

The mountain town of Khumjung, in the Himalayas, should be full before the next start of the Everest climbing season, but the coronavirus forced to "close" the highest summit on the planet and threatens the livelihood of the famous local Sherpas.

Although there are no cases of viruses in this town - where the Sherpa ethnic group lives, essential collaborators for Everest climbers - activity in the mountain chain is paralyzed due to the global closure of the borders and the suspension of flights.

Italy prolongs confinement until April 13

Italy will prolong the confinement of the population to contain the coronavirus until April 13, according to Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Wednesday.

After days of sharp increases in infections, this week's data suggests that the growth rate of new cases in Italy is slowing down, with 4,553 new infections on Tuesday. Deaths have been stable at more than 800 a day.

Italy was the first western country to introduce restrictions and tightened them last week, banning all activities except essential ones.

Coronavirus vaccine may be available by 2021

The vaccine to attack the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) could be available for use authorization in early 2021, announced the Johnson and Johnson company, which is based in the United States.

The US multinational company announced in a statement that it expects to start Phase One of the human vaccine clinical studies in September 2020.

US youth tested positive for coronavirus; vacationed in Mexico

At least 28 young students from the United States tested positive for the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) after having vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; However, tourist authorities indicated that the contagion was in their city of origin and not in the national territory.

The city of Austin, Texas, reported earlier that the infected travelers were part of a group of about 70 young people, who moved 10 days ago on a charter flight from the Mexican tourist center, and that some of them returned home in separate commercial flights.

According to the authorities of the state of Baja California Sur, the last group of so-called spring breakers left Mexico on March 11, so the spread of coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) could not have been in that state in the north of the Republic Mexican.

Google translation from UnoTV.

Next Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico: COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)

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