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There are 1,859 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico, with 19,224 cases

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In the last 24 hours, 1,445 new infections have been registered, as well as 290 deaths

The Ministry of Health reported that, until the night of this Thursday, Mexico added 19 thousand 224 confirmed cases of COVID- 19 and thousand 859 deaths due to the virus.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the Secretariat reported 17,779 cases of COVID-19 and 1,569 deaths, which means that in the last 24 hours , 1,445 new infections have been registered, as well as 290 deaths.

This April 30, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, answered questions that Mexican children have about this epidemic.

López-Gatell reported that more than 3,500 girls and boys participated in 'Ask Dr. Gatell' with drawings and videos.

"I am very grateful to the girls and boys who accompanied us, who sent us more than 3,500 videos ; they have demonstrated once again that childhood is the most important stage of life to discover the world.

"Your questions are so important that they have made us all learn (...), children must always be listened to with respect, they have great wisdom," he said.

Among the projected videos, minors Alexis Niño and Santiago Vallejo asked López-Gatell through sign language what care is like for children infected with the virus in a hospital.

The official responded that all children have the right to be included, integrated and respected, "whoever knows sign language can assist them, and if not, with other mechanisms they can make themselves understood."

A girl with type 1 diabetes named Sulma García, a younger one with a heart condition named Renata Rodríguez and the little Yanitzi who suffers from asthma, asked the doctor what would happen if they contracted the virus.

López-Gatell stressed to them that, if infected, their conditions could aggravate COVID-19 disease, for which reason he recommended that they take the same additional precautions that are taken for older people and people with chronic diseases.

The girls and boys also asked other questions such as, what would it be like to return to school? What should they do to keep their immune system strengthened? And when would the end of the epidemic be?

Google translation from Informador.


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