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To curb the coronavirus, at least six out of 10 must stay home: UdeG


The statistical projection anticipates that if 60% of Jalisco residents isolate themselves, by April 19 there could be only 200 positive cases in the state.

Containing the spread of COVID-19 in Jalisco demands that at least six out of 10 Jaliscienses remain at home during the period of isolation.

The University of Guadalajara (UdeG) reported that it is vital to abide by the measure so that the cases remain stable and hospital care does not collapse.

The study house made a projection on the cases to April 19 (estimated date to close the isolation, before the federal government increased it to day 30): if four out of 10 inhabitants of the State stay at home, they would exist between 1,514 and 1,718 patients.

However, if they are eight out of 10, the estimate is that there will be only 14 new cases with respect to those already diagnosed. Until yesterday there were 94; four of them, asymptomatic.

If the population does not abide by the isolation, there would be between 46,000 and 59,000 cases and, consequently, a serious problem of care in the Entity's hospitals.

The rector of the UdeG, Ricardo Villanueva, reported that in the first days of isolation (from March 20 to 24) the best scenario was achieved: 80% at home. But in the following days, only 40% complied with the measure.

They ask citizens not to spread rumors of a curfew

The Government of Jalisco and the City Council of Zapopan asked citizens not to believe or propagate the messages that have been spread through social networks about an alleged curfew.

Both instances reported that, so far, there is no indication that the police are to be asked to enforce a curfew; that is, that citizens are forced to stay at home.

Since the weekend, through applications such as WhatsApp, an audio began to circulate in which a man assures that "sources close to the mayor Pablo Lemus Navarro" assure that the restrictive measure will be established.

He asks those who listen to him to "prevent and buy everything necessary, since all businesses must close." None of that is true.

The authorities insisted on not sharing unverified information chains, since these only generate panic among the population. In addition, this may cause basic products and food to be unnecessarily scarce for the rest of the citizenry.

Zapopan Basilica closes its doors until further notice

The 10 days that the Basilica of Zapopan closed its doors to reduce the risk of contagion of coronavirus will be extended until further notice, informed the spokesman for that worship space, Armando Luna. The measure will impact on-site Masses, as these will be canceled, although it was reported that homilies will be held every day through the Facebook page "Basilica of Zapopan ". On average, 10,000 faithful visit that temple a day.

Nothing is exaggerated in a pandemic

Eduardo Rodríguez Noriega (Head of Infectology at the Fray Antonio Alcalde Civil Hospital)

Despite the coronavirus contingency, people who must leave their homes to work must take extreme precautions. Especially if they use public transport or pass through crowded places, explained the expert. In addition to constant hand washing, using sanitizing gel, and avoiding touching your face, the China Center for Infectious Diseases does recommend using mouthguards.

“Sick people should stay at home and, if they have contact with other people, they should also wear a face mask. Although they are at home ”.

He stressed that those who do not have an urgent need to leave should remain at home, as it is the only measure to contain the contagion rate of COVID-19. And he added that, when they return to their home after working, they must wash their hands thoroughly again, change their clothes and shoes.

Regarding what should be done with products that are bought in markets or stores, he said that they can be disinfected with alcohol or soap and water, discard shopping bags and constantly wash their hands.

It is also necessary to apply tests in a massive way to identify carriers without symptoms, since having no discomfort represents an important source of contagion.

Google translation from Informador.

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