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Health minister rules out closing Mexico’s borders to prevent contagion

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Closing the borders is not possible without causing damage to society'

Mexico appears unlikely to join a growing list of countries that are closing their borders as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday that according to the World Health Organization, there is no scientific evidence that shows that closing borders contains the spread of contagious diseases.

He added that “closing the borders is not possible without causing damage to society with unpredictable and huge consequences.”

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