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Suspension of masses and religious activities

The Ministry of the Interior ( Segob ) called on the churches, associations and religious groups to take the following measures to confront the new coronavirus (COVID-19):

CNDH will monitor respect for human rights during emergency

The General Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) assured that it will monitor that the human rights of citizens are respected while the health security measures announced last night by the General Health Council last night to attend the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this sense, the national body asked the country's population to comply with the instructions of the authorities, since it will be for the benefit of their health and integrity.

For Covid-19, senior officials' salary will be frozen

The President Lopez Obrador said there will be no salary increases for senior staff as a measure to deal with a possible economic crisis caused by the Covid-19.

In the midst of the health emergency caused by this new coronavirus, López Obrador said that his government will protect the popular economy.

Upon express question, López Obrador reported that his government will make an effort and senior officials will reduce their salaries.

Unicef ​​implements emerging plan before COVID-19 in Mexico

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) implemented a support plan for children and adolescents and families in Mexico, aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 , maintaining educational continuity and protecting the physical and emotional integrity of the youngest.

In order to avoid contagion in 29 shelters for the Mexican and foreign migrant population in the country's northern and southern borders, Unicef delivers informative material to prevent contagion, and distributes hygiene kits that include antibacterial soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, detergent for clothes, sanitary napkins and toilet paper.

School recess runs through April 30: SEP

The Secretary of Education , Esteban Moctezuma , reported that the sector will expand its preventive isolation until 30 April .

This, after the declaration of a health emergency by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in the National Palace, which requires the expansion of measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus strain.

Long epidemic of COVID-19 could be until September: López-Gatell

The coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) pandemic that triggered alarms, both in the world and in Mexico, could extend until September, according to the Undersecretary of Health , Hugo López-Gatell.

The official indicated that the epidemic could be long:

If we see it positively, that the number of infections is reduced, we have made it clear that the epidemic continues, the epidemic is not going to stop until it is over, possibly it is going to be a long epidemic, we are going to August, possibly until September, but it is up to us. What we need is that there are not so many infections, so that when we are in phase three we can take care of all the sick people ”. Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Health ”.

28 are already killed by COVID-19 in Mexico

For the cut on Monday night , a total of one thousand 94 cases and 28 deaths were reported due to the new coronavirus (orthocoronavirinae), in Mexico , in addition to the fact that the national territory is already in a “phase of rapid ascent”.

Coronavirus health emergency decreed

Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard announced the health emergency due to force majeure caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus strain .

Isolation measures and Sana Distancia extend until April 30

The Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Esteban Moctezuma , reported on Monday night that the country's education sector decided to extend preventive isolation measures until April 30 , in order to prevent possible infections with the Covid-19 coronavirus .

They warn that a Covid-19 epidemic in Mexico would last until September

The pandemic by the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae) that triggered alarms, both in the world and in Mexico , could be extended until September , said Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell.

Coronavirus in the states


A woman in Culiacán initiated an initiative to support the COVID-19 coronavirus contingency , by donating items, such as food, to the people who need it most. At the moment, the name of this person is unknown, but it is a dynamic that has paid off.

They are the governors who have tested COVID-19 positive.

Omar Fayad from the state of Hidalgo, Adán Augusto López Hernández from Tabasco and Francisco Domínguez Servién from Querétaro, have tested positive for COVID-19 , each of the leaders reported on their respective social networks.

So far, these three governors, who are isolated in their homes from where they continue to work against the epidemic in their entities, are the only ones that have presented contagion of the virus in the country.


Renzo Martínez. doctor attached to the Family Medicine Unit No. 57 of the IMSS in Zacatecas, died on Monday night, the 38-year-old man was the first positive case of COVID-19 registered in the entity.

  • He has been hospitalized since March 18.
  • Ailments related to diabetes he suffered were factors in his death from Coronavirus.

Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis reported that the first two COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the state.


In Chihuahua, operations are carried out to verify that commercial establishments apply sanitary rules for the contingency of the coronavirus COVID-19 . Food businesses are not allowed to consume inside the premises, but they are allowed to make home deliveries.

Nuevo Leon

Due to the low sales and low activity due to the contingency of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the government of Nuevo León will exempt 35 thousand companies from the Payroll Tax . This benefit will take into account restaurants, cinemas, etc.

Guerrero: first death from coronavirus

Governor Héctor Astudillo Flores reported that the first patient to die of the coronavirus in the state was the former leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), José Luis Jaimes Altamirano.

CDMX and Tlaxcala close their non-essential areas

From this Tuesday, March 31 until April 30 will remain suspended non - essential activities in the City of Mexico , to avoid a more difficult situation is not able to attend in hospitals for seriously ill and have more people who lose life.

While the government of Tlaxcala taken as a measure to combat the outbreak of new Coronavirus COVID-19 the closure of all non - essential areas from Monday.

Navigation is closed in the Sumidero Canyon

The Secretary of the Navy (Semar), gave the instruction to close the navigation in the Sumidero Canyon , located in the Tuxtla Gutiérrez municipality , in the face of the coronavirus (orthocoronavirinae) contingency, so that the channel will suspend activities from 29 March and will reopen until further notice.

Jalisco also installs sanitation tunnels

Merchants in the Guadalajara Food Market had oxygenated tunnels , which were placed at the sanitation entrances in their retail area.


This Sunday the third victim was confirmed by COVID-19 in Sinaloa , as confirmed by the State Secretary of Health, Efrén Encinas, who remarked to the public that it is very important to respect not leaving home, unless it is a priority, in addition to follow hygienic prevention measures.


As of April 1, the vehicle verification centers of the state of Querétaro will remain closed until further notice, this as part of the measures recommended by the entity's health authorities.

  • The objective is to mitigate the outbreak of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 in the entity.

Coronavirus in the world

The US has already overtaken China in deaths from COVID-19

According to the latest report from Johns Hopkins University, the United States has already overtaken China, the country where the first cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded , in the number of deaths.

Thus, 3,415 deaths of patients with COVID-19 have been recorded in the United States so far, while in China, 3,309.


France suffered a total of 499 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours , a record since the start of the pandemic , which leaves the balance at 3,523 deaths, the general director of Health, Jérôme Salomon, announced on Tuesday.

The provisional number of hospitalized is almost 22,800, with a rise of 1,749 since Monday. There are 457 more patients in resuscitation, which leaves the provisional balance in 5,564 patients, he explained.


US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Congress to approve a $ 2 trillion investment package in infrastructure projects as the US economy suffers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic .

"With interest rates in the United States at ZERO, this is the time to make our long-awaited Infrastructure Law for decades, " Trump said on Twitter.

There are already more than 40 thousand killed by Covid-19 worldwide

The pandemic of the new Covid-19 coronavirus has killed 40,000 people worldwide and affects 800,000 people since its appearance in China in December , according to a count established by the international news agency AFP from official sources, this Tuesday.

Of the 400 thousand 57 officially recorded deaths, three quarters, a total of 29 thousand 305, were recorded in Europe, the continent most affected by this new Covid-19 coronavirus.

Spain exceeds eight thousand killed by coronavirus

The death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus in Spain in the last 24 hours was 849, which exceeded 8,189 deaths on Tuesday, in addition to a maximum of 9,222 infections, which reached 94,417 cases. .

According to the Ministry of Health, the saturation of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the main concern at the moment, in addition to the fact that the transfer of patients is not ruled out, but it will be done in consensus with the autonomous communities, and when they manifest your needs.

Vatican City: Pope asks to welcome homeless people exposed to coronavirus

On Tuesday, Pope Francis asked society and the Church to welcome homeless people exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus that affects the world.

Francisco asked for those who do not have a home at this time when people are asked to remain inside their homes due to the COVID-19 crisis . He added that society and the Church must realize this reality and help them, he said during the morning mass that he celebrates every day at his residence, Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican press site said.

Canada: Canadian airline to fire 16,500 employees

At least 16,500 Air Canada employees will be temporarily laid off starting this Friday as hundreds of flights have been canceled due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic .

The layoffs of 15,200 union workers and 1,300 managers will last until April and May amid reduced flight capacity from the Montreal-based airline.

Benjamin Netanyahu is isolated in quarantine; a government employee tested positive for COVID-19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was placed in preventive quarantine on Monday , after an employee of his office tested positive for the new coronavirus , according to information obtained by AFP.

"Even before the epidemiological analysis has finished and to dispel any doubts, the prime minister resolved that he and his close staff would be confined," the prime minister's office said.

Countries hope to reach contagion peak

Three months after the emergence of Covid-19 , dozens of countries in the world are under the prospect of reaching the maximum peak of infections in the coming days.

Chinese doctors arrive in Venezuela to fight the coronavirus

Venezuelan authorities reported on Monday that a delegation of medical specialists, from China , arrived in the South American country to support those infected with coronavirus (orthocoronavirinae) , which currently total 129 confirmed cases nationwide.

In the US ships turned into hospitals fight the coronavirus

Monday came to the spring 90 of New York 's hospital ship USNS Comfort , the sixth largest in the world and will help ease the system hospitable city , which faces a large number of cases of coronavirus.


Olympics will arrive on July 23, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games , which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic crisis , will begin on July 23, 2021 , organizers announced Monday, confirming the new date for the first time.

The decision comes less than a week after organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the historic postponement, after strong pressure from athletes and sports federations.

More than 34 thousand deaths worldwide from coronavirus

The new coronavirus has caused at least 34,610 deaths in the world since it appeared in December, according to an AFP balance established this Monday at 11:00 am based on official sources.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 727 thousand 80 cases of contagion were recorded in 183 countries or territories.

The most affected countries are Spain with 7,340 deaths and 85,195 cases, mainland China with 3,304 deaths (81,470 cases), Iran with 2,757 deaths (41,495 cases) and France with 2,606 deaths. (40,174 cases).

Google translation from Informador.

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