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Mexico and the coronavirus

This afternoon authorities of the Ministry of Health (SSa) reported on the situation of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mexico: until this Thursday there are 50 deaths and 1,510 confirmed cases in the country.

It is transitory, a health and economic crisis; we will be leaving soon: AMLO

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured this Thursday that the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus and the global economic crisis is "transitory."

They create masks with 3D technology for Mexican doctors

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country, Salomón Jorge Hernández Bretón, a teacher at the National Technological Institute of Mexico (TecNM), Orizaba campus, designed a prototype face shield to be used by doctors treating patients with this condition.

They present APP COVID-19

The Ministry of Health launched the COVID-19MX application, in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific information between health authorities and the population.

They cancel elections in Hidalgo and Coahuila

The General Council of the National Electoral Institute (INE) exercised its power of attraction to postpone the state elections in Coahuila and Hidalgo for COVID-19, originally scheduled for June 7.

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.

Coronavirus in States


Before the lack of various products due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a dentist set up a factory to make face masks , employing women who had been unemployed for several years.


In Coahuila there are at least 64 positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, of which 32 are doctors and nurses , all from an IMSS clinic in Monclova, so there will be a complete sanitation on site.

Guadalajara will support with 300 mp to thousands of families from Guadalajara

Given the adverse economic outlook caused by the COVID-19 pandemic , the Government of Guadalajara, led by the municipal president Ismael Del Toro Castro, announced the implementation of the strategy The City supports you, made up of a group of programs aimed at financially supporting the families of Tapatías who will be most affected .

There are 32 doctors infected with coronavirus in Coahuila

The health contingency for the new coronavirus COVID-19 continues to progress in our country, and Coahuila already registers at least 64 positive cases of this disease, of which 32 are Moclova doctors and nurses.

This is how CDMX streets are sanitized for coronaviruses

As the cases of coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) in Mexico City are on the rise, cleaning personnel from the capital's government have taken to the streets to begin cleaning and sanitation work.


After the advance of the new coronavirus in Morelos , the Cuernavaca government imposed new measures on businesses and locals by COVID-19 .


Authorities in Chihuahua deny fake news of alleged thief doctors who take advantage of the coronavirus contingency to rob people. Analysts from the state prosecutor's office located this false message originating in countries such as Argentina and Spain.

Nuevo León

The government of Nuevo León announced the suspension of beer sales as of this Friday, April 3, as a measure of attention to the contingency of the coronavirus COVID-19. Citizens were invited to make panic purchases and safeguard the well-being of families.

Jalisco: they offer free taxi to doctors and nurses

Taxi drivers from Guadalajara, Jalisco, offer free service to nurses and doctors after the attacks that have been registered in public transport against these specialists, fearing that they will promote the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Edomex: athletes stranded return in Thailand

After traveling more than 20 hours by plane, Lillyan Alexis Yáñez Roa and Carlos Esaú “Máximo” Vargas Aguilar, young high-performance Ecatepecan athletes who practice the Muay Thai martial art, returned to Mexico with the support of the Ecatepec government after being stranded nearby 30 days in Bangkok, Thailand, due to the COVID-19 health contingency.

Hidalgo: records third deceased by COVID-19

After the federal Ministry of Health announced a third death on the eve of COVID-19 in Hidalgo , Governor Omar Fayad reported that the patient was a doctor from the state Ministry of Health.

Quintana Roo: cases of COVID-19 increase

The Secretary of Health of Quintana Roo , Alejandra Aguirre, announced, in the court of the previous day, two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), for which 46 infected people already number.

Guanajuato: they confirm the first community case of Covid-19 and suspend vehicle verification

After the first community contagion of the new coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende this Wednesday, the Ministry of Health of Guanajuato established a sanitary fence in that municipality.

  • The first community case of the virus in the entity was confirmed by Luis Alberto Villarreal, municipal president of San Miguel de Allende.

On the other hand, as a result of the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the state of Guanajuato, one of the measures that the state government has taken to avoid contagion is the suspension of work in the verification centers .

The measure was released through the Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Planning (SMAOT), and in addition to the fact that the territorial verification centers will be closed during the period of social isolation, an extension will also be enabled for motorists who must verify their cars during this period.

Querétaro: with 12 capsules, they will isolate COVID-19 patients

To serve patients infected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in Querétaro, the government of the entity will use 12 isolation capsules , it was reported in a statement Thursday.

  • Known as XE isolation capsules, these were acquired after an investment of one million 17 thousand 698 pesos, said the Government of the State of Querétaro, with the aim of avoiding exposure to the coronavirus.

CDMX: they install medical wards for patients with coronavirus

To deal with the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, the Government of Mexico City (CDMX) announced that in several hospitals they will install white tents that will function as hospital wards.

Zacatecas: seek to curb family violence during contingency

Due to the increasing violence in the family environment during the quarantine decreed by the new coronavirus COVID-19, the Zacatecas authorities released a platform that works through the internet.


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.

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 reached Sonora, different measures have been taken from different points to mitigate its contagion in the entity, in the case of three deputies, they decided to donate their salaries in the face of the health crisis and thus, face it to the pandemic.

The deputies from Sonora who expressed their solidarity with the health contingency due to the COVID-19 virus and the economic impact, announced that they will donate 100% of their salary.

The world and the coronavirus

Asymptomatic carriers, origin of 10% of new infections

The global race to protect the population from involuntary carriers of the coronavirus intensified on Thursday, confronting governments over the purchase of protective equipment and raising new questions about who should wear a mask, submit to temperature controls and even leave home .

Due to coronavirus, Putin declares April a holiday month with salary

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russians should refrain from going to work for the entire month of April, which was declared a mandatory period of leave with pay, to fight the coronavirus .

Democratic convention postponed to elect Trump's rival in elections

The Democratic convention in the United States that must elect the candidate who will contest President Donald Trump's re-election in November was postponed from July 13 to August 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the party announced Thursday.

Philippine President orders to kill those who violate quarantine by COVID-19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered law enforcement officers to "shoot to kill" people who violate the requirements of the strict quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors learn COVID-19 every day because it is not such a common virus

Doctors around the world continue to fight the new coronavirus , which has already left thousands dead in various countries, with some even learning about this new virus on the fly.

Almost 48 thousand deaths from coronavirus in the world

The new coronavirus has caused at least 47 thousand 993 deaths in the world since it appeared in December, according to a balance established by AFP based on official sources, this Thursday at 11:00 GMT.

Since the beginning of the epidemic , more than 944 thousand 030 cases of contagion were recorded in 187 countries or territories. The number of positive diagnosed cases only reflects a part of all infections due to the disparate policies of different countries to diagnose cases.

EU: more than 200 thousand COVID-19 infections

According to data from Johns Hopkins University , so far that country has a record of 203 thousand 608 infections , and around 4 thousand 476 deaths.

Prison warned for anyone who violates quarantine in Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a law Wednesday that provides for a sentence of up to seven years in prison for people who violate the government-ordered quarantine of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Japan to Distribute Reusable Covers

Because disposable masks began to run out in establishments due to the demand generated by the epidemic of the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) Covid-19 , the government of Japan announced that it will distribute masks washable fabric in 50 million homes.

In Texas, the number of infected students who traveled to Mexico increases to 44

The University of Texas at Austin reported Wednesday night that the number of students who traveled to a tourist destination in Mexico in early March and tested positive for the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) upon return .

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.

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.

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