A CoronaVirus (COVID-19) resource for the Lake Chapala area

Mexico




Edomex begins progressive reopening from June 23: Del Mazo

Mexico

Parks, zoos, natural areas, aquatic activities, sports fields and all physical activities, in addition to recreational ones, must operate with a 30 percent capacity.

The Governor of the State of Mexico , Alfredo del Mazo Maza, announced that as of June 23 in the municipalities of the Valley of Mexico, parks, zoos, natural areas, aquatic activities, sports fields and all physical activities will be opened, in addition to recreational activities. outdoors with a maximum capacity of 30 thousand. Read more





This is the protocol to resume religious activities in Mexico

Mexico

The Ministry of the Interior publishes the measures to follow in places of worship now that several entities have changed to orange traffic lights

The Ministry of the Interior ( Segob ) presented a protocol for churches, groups and religious associations to resume their activities in closed spaces in a gradual, orderly, cautious manner and following the epidemiological traffic light. Read more









Mexico City announces massive COVID-19 testing plan

Mexico

Claudia Sheinbaum details that they plan to apply 100,000 tests monthly since July in the country's capital

The government of Mexico City is preparing to do 100,000 COVID-19 tests monthly starting next month as part of the "COVID-19 Case Detection, Protection and Protection Program and its Contacts", which was presented by the Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum. Read more










They issue guidelines for reopening economic activities in Mexico

Mexico

Companies that resume work must comply with the sanitary conditions indicated to avoid the spread of the virus

The federal government announced, through an agreement published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), the guidelines that all work centers must comply with to resume their activities in a safe, staggered manner and thus avoid further contagion of coronavirus (COVID-19). The agreement explains that from June 1 the reopening of socioeconomic activities will begin: "At this stage, all companies may restart operations provided they implement the provisions of these guidelines and comply with the provisions of the epidemiological risk traffic light, for which will not require prior authorization. " Read more





Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 27, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California, and Tlaxcala currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico State, Baja California, and Hidalgo. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. Read more




"There will be no return to normal on June 1"

Mexico

The undersecretary of Health warns of a possible rebound of the pandemic; The President announces the incorporation of López-Gatell to the WHO

After the announcement that there are already 68,620 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,394 deaths in the country, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, indicated that once the National Day of Healthy Distance ended, on May 30, will not return to a normality that was before the pandemic, since that would pose a risk. Read more



We have made the best decisions against the pandemic: López Obrador

Mexico

The President warns that these days will be "the most painful" due to the number of deaths that will occur, especially in the Valley of Mexico area.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that his government has made "the best decisions" to face the COVID-19 pandemic, so that unlike other more developed countries, there are fewer deaths from the pandemic, but he warned that these days will be the most painful due to the number of deaths in the Valley of Mexico. Read more




Mexico, among the 10 countries with the most deaths from COVID-19

Mexico

With 59,567 confirmed infections and 6,510 deaths, Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell makes a new call to stay home

At the end of this Thursday, the undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that the country registered 6,510 deaths from COVID -19, making the country one of the 10 nations with the most deaths registered worldwide , according to the Johns Hopkins University count . Also, with 59 thousand 567 confirmed cases of the disease, the official recalled that the National Sana Distance Day has not ended, so he called again to stay home. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico North America

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, and Baja California currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Mexico State, Guerrero, Baja California, and Veracruz. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. Read more



U.S. Extends Non-Essential Travel Restrictions on Canada, Mexico Through June 22

Mexico North America

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday extended non-essential travel restrictions at U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada through June 22 that were set to expire on Wednesday.

"Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure," Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement. "We have been in contact with our Canadian and Mexican counterparts and they also agree that extending these restrictions is prudent at this time." Read more





MEXICO| López-Gatell warns about opening non-essential businesses in Guadalajara

Jalisco Mexico

With more than 47 thousand cases of COVID-19 in Mexico and a total of 5,045 accumulated deaths, the Undersecretary of Health recalls that the National Day of Healthy Distance has not ended

Mexico adds, at the cut of this May 16, a total of five thousand 045 deaths from COVID-19, with 47 thousand 144 cases of confirmed infections of coronavirus , according to authorities from the Ministry of Health. In the last 24 hours, there have been 2,112 new infections and 278 deaths. Read more


Mexico beats China in deaths from COVID-19

Mexico

This Friday, the Ministry of Health reported a total of 45,032 cases of coronavirus, as well as 4,767 deaths

Mexico adds, at the cut of this May 15, a total of four thousand 767 deaths from COVID -19, with 45 thousand 032 cases of confirmed infections of coronavirus , according to authorities of the Ministry of Health . Read more






AMLO presents a plan to return to the new normal in three stages; see dates

Mexico Lakeside

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the plan to return to the new normality in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

During the morning press conference in the National Palace, Graciela Márquez, Secretary of the Economy, explained that the reopening plan in three stages of social, educational and economic activities seeks to give clarity, security and certainty to the population, so that they follow a path gradual, orderly and cautious. Read more


Governors present "return to new normal" plan

Mexico

They define that economic activities should be resumed gradually to avoid an outbreak of infections

Members of the federal government presented, in general, to the governors of 31 states, the plan with which activities will resume in the country after the conclusion of the National Sana Distance Day against the coronavirus ( COVID-19 ); This is the same project that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will announce tomorrow Wednesday. Read more



Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 12, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 12, 2020)

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Sinaloa. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. The government deployed elements of the Mexican Armed Forces this week to the six states most affected by the virus to protect medical facilities and workers as well as escort shipments of medical supplies. Read more


Mexico accumulates 36,327 cases of COVID-19; 3,573 deaths

Mexico

In the last 24 hours, 1,305 new infections and 108 deaths have been confirmed

José Luis Alomía Zegarra, General Director of Epidemiology, reported that Mexico adds 36 thousand 327 accumulated infections of COVID -19, one thousand 305 more than yesterday Sunday (3.7%), and three thousand 573 deaths due to the virus. Read more


Mexico reaches 35 thousand cases of coronavirus, with 3,465 deaths

Mexico

The SSa reports that as of Sunday, May 10, there are 1,562 more cases than the previous day, and 112 more deaths

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, in the daily report on the COVID-19 in Mexico, indicated that as of Sunday, May 10, there are 35,022 confirmed cases, that is, 1,562 more than the previous day . Read more


IMSS begins plasma treatment of COVID-19 patients

Mexico

In this first phase of the protocol, the institution considers four central blood banks, including the one in Guadalajara

The Mexican Social Security Institute ( IMSS ) began a protocol for the treatment of patients with COVID -19 who suffer from a severe respiratory infection using convalescent plasma . Read more


López-Gatell asks to avoid visits to mothers and grandmothers on May 10

Mexico

The Undersecretary of Health advises creativity to celebrate Mother's Day from a distance because "they are moments of maximum risk"

After reporting that in the last 24 hours, 193 deaths from COVID-19 were reported, for which there are 3,353, and in terms of infections, the number rose to 33,460 cases; One thousand 938 more than the day before, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, asked Mexicans to be creative to celebrate Mother's Day from a distance and avoid visits to mothers and grandmothers. Read more


Mexico accumulates 33,460 cases of coronavirus, with 3,353 deaths

Mexico

In the last 24 hours, 1,938 new infections and 193 deaths have been confirmed, according to the Ministry of Health.

Mexico accumulates, at the end of this May 9, three thousand 353 deaths from COVID -19 with 33 thousand 460 cases of confirmed cumulative infections , of which eight thousand 283 are considered active, according to authorities of the Ministry of Health. Read more



Mexico does not "hide figures" on COVID-19, responds government to NYT

Mexico

The spokesman for the Presidency, Jesús Ramírez assures that the figures presented daily "are the product of the work of dozens of scientists"

The Government of Mexico assured this Friday that it "does not hide" data on deaths of COVID-19 in the country, in response to a report by The New York Times according to which the death toll in the Mexican capital is three times higher than 696 officially registered. Read more


Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital - The New York Times

Mexico

More than three times as many people may have died from Covid-19 in Mexico City than federal statistics show, according to a Times analysis.

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is not reporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths from the coronavirus in Mexico City, dismissing anxious officials who have tallied more than three times as many fatalities in the capital than the government publicly acknowledges, according to officials and confidential data. Read more





SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS IN MEXICO COULD ARRIVE IN OCTOBER

Mexico

Mexico is one of the countries that has documented lower numbers of COVID-19 infections compared to China, Italy, or the United States, although it is worth mentioning that Mexico has tested less than 90,000 people since February while other countries are testing over 100,000 people daily. Read more



Mexico has flattened the epidemic curve of COVID-19: López-Gatell

Mexico

The undersecretary of Health emphasizes that it does not mean that there are no more cases, but that thanks to mitigation measures, the spread of the virus slowed down

With a doubling of COVID-19 cases every six days, Mexico has flattened the epidemic curve, said Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez , Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, emphasized that this does not mean that there are no more positive cases, but that Thanks to mitigation measures, the spread of the virus slowed down. Read more



There are 23,471 cases of coronavirus in Mexico, totaling 2,154 deaths

Mexico

Undersecretary López-Gatell recalled that the contingency is in Phase 3, so it is expected that the number of cases will continue to increase.

The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that as of Sunday May 3 in Mexico, there are 23,471 confirmed cases of coronavirus , as well as 2,154 deaths from the disease. Read more



We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in the face of a pandemic: López Obrador

Mexico

In a message shared on social networks, the President stressed that the health emergency will be overcome soon if the population complies with preventive measures

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that, according to the team of experts that advises the Government of Mexico, "we are already going to start emerging from the most critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic." Read more


“The hardest days are coming.” – AMLO

Mexico

If you don’t need urgent care, don’t go to hospitals. The hardest days are coming.” – AMLO

MEXICO CITY (Times Media Mexico) – López Obrador asked the population to be careful, to go where they are going to be treated immediately and not to go to a hospital where there are no beds and wait for them to vacate. “That is not convenient. We need you to go to a hospital to be treated”. AMLO said. Read more



U.S.-Mexico travel restrictions will continue in Laredo

Lakeside Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising travelers that travel restrictions across the border will continue until May 20, authorities said Thursday.

“Although individual states are phasing in reopening efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises the traveling public that restrictions on non-essential cross border travel continue to remain in effect through at least (May 20),” CBP said in a statement. Read more


CDMX, Cancun, Tabasco, Sinaloa and Baja California, the most affected by COVID-19

Mexico

The efforts of the health sector will be redoubled to combat "the most critical moment" of the pandemic

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that Mexico City and Cancún, as well as the states of Tabasco, Sinaloa and Baja California, are the most affected by COVID-19 as there are high levels of infection and are at the most critical moment, reason why the efforts of the sanitary sector will be redoubled. Read more



In phase 3, tests of COVID-19 in Mexico go down

Mexico

Before the current stage of the pandemic, 3,015 analyzes were applied in one day; a week later only 189 were made

For more than a month, the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked all countries to increase their plans to carry out tests in order to quickly detect those infected with COVID-19, since this is "the best way" to stop the advance of the pandemic. Read more








COVID-19 cases in CDMX reach 3,966, with 309 deaths

Mexico

Claudia Sheinbaum details that there are 723 patients intubated by the virus or suspected contagion

The head of the Government of Mexico City , Claudia Sheinbaum, said that to this day they have registered 309 deaths from coronavirus and 3,966 confirmed cases of coronavirus, of which 1,470 of the last 15 days are active; likewise, there are 723 patients intubated by the virus or suspected. Read more






Mexico reports 12,872 cases of coronavirus, with 1,221 deaths

Mexico

There are four thousand 502 confirmed active, as well as seven thousand 889 suspected cases and 41 thousand 573 negative

This Friday, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico amounted to 12,872, with 1,221 deaths, according to the head of the General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Federal Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía Zegarra. This means that in the last 24 hours there were 1,239 new infections and 152 deaths. Read more


Up to eight thousand deaths from coronavirus are estimated in Mexico

Mexico

The country currently accumulates more than 10 thousand 500 cases and 970 deaths, and it is expected that the maximum peak of infections will take place between May 8 and 10

Mexican health authorities estimate that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause between six thousand to eight thousand deaths, the undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Health, Hugo López-Gatell , informed this Thursday . Read more


Mexico reports more than a thousand deaths from COVID-19, with 11,633 suspected cases

Mexico

The Ministry of Health detailed that there are 4,127 confirmed active, as well as 7,588 suspected cases and 39,664 negative

Mexico reported 1,069 deaths on Thursday, as well as 11,633 infections by COVID -19 , according to the head of the General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Federal Ministry of Health, José Luis Alomía Zegarra. This means that in the last 24 hours there were 1,089 new infections and 99 deaths. Read more






We are prepared to face the most difficult of COVID-19: López Obrador

Mexico

The President indicated that so far there has been no lack of control and that the situation has arisen as specialists projected

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that the time to get out of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is already close, and indicated that his administration is prepared to face phase 3 of the contingency with the necessary beds, equipment and health personnel. Read more


Classes will resume on June 1 and end on July 17

Mexico

The return to schools will be staggered, since in the municipalities free of coronavirus they will return on May 17

The school year will conclude on July 17, the Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma , reported on Tuesday, indicating that the restart of classes is staggered, on May 17 in the municipalities free of risk of the coronavirus and on June 1 in the rest of the country. Read more






Mexico, with more than seven thousand cases of COVID-19; 650 deaths

Mexico

A total of 49 thousand 167 people have been studied, of which 29 thousand 301 gave negative to the test

In Mexico there are already 650 deaths from COVID-19 , while there are 7,497 positive cases , according to a press conference reported by the Ministry of Health (Ssa) this Saturday. A total of 49 thousand 167 people have been studied, of which 29 thousand 301 gave negative to the test; suspicious cases amount to 12,369. Read more


Trump guarantees a thousand ventilators to Mexico; could meet with López Obrador

Mexico

Through a series of tweets, the President declares that he asked Trump about the possibility of meeting between June or July

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that this Friday the President of the United States, Donald Trump, called him to guarantee that, after the request made, at the end of this month Mexico will have a thousand ventilators to channel them to the COVID-19 contingency, and He announced that to personally thank him for this gesture of help and as a testimony of the entry into force of the T-MEC, he asked his counterpart the possibility of meeting between June or July. Read more


There are 546 killed by COVID-19 in Mexico; cases go up to 6,875

Mexico

They account for a total of 28,126 negative cases; while the suspects amount to 13,364

In Mexico there are already 546 deaths from COVID-19 , while there are 6,875 positive cases, according to a press conference reported by the Ministry of Health (Ssa) this Friday. A total of 48 thousand 365 people have been studied, of which 28 thousand 126 gave negative to the test ; suspicious cases amount to 13 thousand 364. Read more


They estimate almost 56,000 cases of COVID-19 in Mexico

Mexico

According to the Centinela epidemiological monitoring system, actual infections are 8.2 times greater than confirmed infections, which are only 6,297

The undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, said that, according to the evolution of the pandemic in Mexico, the Ministry of Health estimates that in the country the infections by COVID -19 could be 55 thousand 951, according to the model Sentinel. Read more





Quarantine is extended until May 30 in high transmission areas of COVID-19

Lakeside Mexico

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, declared that Mexico maintains phase 2 of the health contingency for the Covid-19 and due to this, the National Day of Healthy Distance will be maintained until May 30 in the areas of high transmission of the coronavirus, the official recalled that it is important to continue obeying the main recommendation to stop the pandemic: stay home. Read more



This will be phase 3 of the epidemiological stoppage

Mexico

Under current conditions, the Ministry of Health expects that between 175,000 and 300,000 people could become ill

The federal government, through the Ministry of Health and the General Directorate of Epidemiology, has determined three phases in the contingency for COVID-19 or coronavirus. Read more


Recommendations for dressing and protecting yourself from COVID-19 in phase 3

Lakeside Mexico

Although it is advisable to stay at home to avoid getting the new coronavirus (COVID-19) , infectious specialists recommend taking into account a simple guide of measures to go out, only in case it is strictly necessary, when phase three is reached of the pandemic; These range from clothing suggestions to the use of some accessories to be outdoors better protected. Read more


Academics predict coronavirus crisis to peak at 151,000 cases in mid-August

Mexico

But the researchers acknowledged that the situation is fluid and making predictions is difficult

Coronavirus cases will peak in Mexico in the middle of August at more than 151,000 but the epidemic curve will start to fall in the middle of May, according to two researchers at Mexico City’s Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM). Read more





More than 1,800 people have recovered from coronavirus in Mexico

Mexico

The Ministry of Health explained that 40 percent of people who have been infected with covid-19 have already recovered. https://www.milenio.com/ciencia-y-salud/coronavirus-mil-800-personas-recuperado-mexico

José Luis Alomía, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, explained that of the 4,661 people who have been infected with coronavirus in Mexico, 40 percent have already recovered from the disease; while the rest are still sick or deceased. Read more




There are 4,219 cases of COVID-19 in Mexico, with 273 deaths

Mexico

In the last 24 hours, 40 new deaths have been registered, as well as 375 new cases of the disease

The Ministry of Health reported this Saturday in its daily press conference that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico is 4,219, which means an increase of 375 compared to the 3 thousand 844 reported on Friday , while there are 9 thousand 983 suspects, and 21,277 negative cases. Read more


Under 60, more than half killed by viruses

Mexico

Unlike in Europe, where mortality is concentrated in older adults, in Mexico the COVID-19 hits a younger sector

In European nations, the fatal victims of COVID-19 are mainly people over the age of 60, but in Mexico more than half of the deaths correspond to citizens with ages below that range, according to the federal Ministry of Health. Read more




AMLO asked Trump to sell him 10,000 ventilators; expect answer this afternoon

Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that he had a phone call with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, where he asked for his support in order to sell ventilators and monitors to Mexico in order to face the coronavirus pandemic in the best possible way.

"I took advantage of the conversation with President Trump, we have good relations, to ask him on behalf of the people of Mexico to help us by selling us 10,000 ventilators and 10,000 monitors," he said. Read more


Mexico reaches 194 deaths from coronavirus; estimate in 15 days phase 3 of the contingency begins

Mexico

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, estimated that in 15 days the transmission will be sufficiently dispersed to enter the next phase

The Ministry of Health, in its technical report on the coronavirus, reported that as of Thursday, April 9, there are 3,441 confirmed cases in Mexico , as well as 194 deaths, and 10,105 suspects. Read more






Public investment, social spending at heart of president’s economic plan

Mexico

Government rejects tax support or stimulus for business

President López Obrador said Sunday that the federal government will increase public investment and social spending, create 2 million jobs, provide loans to small businesses and individuals and adopt additional austerity measures in response to the coronavirus-induced economic crisis. Read more



Coronavirus cases in Mexico increase to 2,143; add 94 deaths

Mexico

A total of 24 percent of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have required hospitalization

The Ministry of Health, in its daily report on the coronavirus, indicated that as of April 5 in the country, 2,143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported, 94 deaths, as well as 5,209 suspected cases. Read more


Coronavirus in Mexico and the world, April 5: read the breaking news and positive cases here

Mexico

Mexico and the coronavirus

Confirmed 1890 in Mexico
Recovered 633 in Mexico
Deaths 79 in Mexico

Coronavirus in states

Mexico City

The Ministry of the Environment (Sedema) of Mexico City reported that in the face of the health emergency caused by the coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae), the suspension of activities in the Authorized Vehicle Pollution Emission Verification Centers in the capital of the country will be prolonged. . Read more


AMLO: With the support of the armed forces, Mexico will overcome a pandemic due to covid-19

Mexico

The president reiterated his thanks to the Secretariats of the Navy and National Defense for their support in combating the coronavirus.

With the support of the armed forces, Mexico will win the covid-19 pandemic on its feet, with dignity and with its head held high, said Andrés Manuel López Obrador. After the tour he made through the facilities of the Naval Medical Center, to supervise the hospital infrastructure in which patients infected by Covid-19 will be treated, the first president reiterated his thanks to the Secretaries of the Navy and National Defense, for support in combating the coronavirus. Read more


Along the Border, the Population Is High Risk for Coronavirus, but Testing Is In Short Supply

Mexico North America

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised that all those who need a coronavirus test “will get one,” but near the border tests are scarce, and the death toll is beginning to rise.

On Monday afternoon, paramedic Theresa Fitzpatrick inched her Dodge Dart through a brand new drive-in testing center for COVID-19 in the small South Texas border city of Edinburg, a dozen miles from the Rio Grande. She had been wracked for a week with a dry, hacking cough ever since picking up a patient who had just crossed the international bridge with similar symptoms. Read more



No visitors: many communities restrict access to combat coronavirus

Mexico

Two Chihuahua municipalities have been warned that their actions are illegal

Residents of indigenous communities across the country are starting to say no to visitors, closing off access to their towns in order to avoid Covid-19 outbreaks in areas with high concentrations of vulnerable people and few medical resources. Read more



No Easter holidays, stay home: López-Gatell

Mexico

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reiterated this Friday, in the daily conference on the results of the epidemic of COVID-19, that "there is no vacation" , since there is a general provision in Mexico for combat the new coronavirus , this before the next days of Easter. Read more



Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico

International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at this time. Read more



See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19

Worldwide Mexico

Google: As global communities respond to COVID-19, we've heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.

These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. Read more


Entities close beaches and hotels for Easter due to coronavirus

Mexico

Governors of Guerrero, Baja California Sur, Oaxaca and Sinaloa announced the measure to combat the pandemic at the national level

Due to the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, different states of the republic have chosen to close businesses or tourist centers so that society has no reason to leave home. This as a measure to combat the pandemic at the national level. Read more



Coronavirus cases in Mexico rise to 1,510, with 50 deaths

Mexico

The Ministry of Health details that there are four thousand 653 suspected cases, and seven thousand 822 negative

The Ministry of Health reported in a press conference that the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico are 1,010 thousand, while there are 4,653 suspected cases, and 7,822 negative ; This figure represents an increase of 132 infections compared to those reported yesterday, Wednesday, when 1,378 were counted. Read more


Cabinet and governors agree on security measures

Mexico

They seek to prevent criminal acts in the midst of the health contingency

The security cabinet and the governors of the 32 entities of the country agreed to give priority to the health contingency by COVID-19, which will allow dealing with possible criminal acts to the detriment of the assets of citizens and the private sector. Read more




Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico: COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)

Lakeside Mexico

Location: Mexico
Event: Mexico  COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)

The Mexican government declared a national health emergency on March 30 and imposed restrictions on non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until April 30. Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure. Schools in Mexico are also closed until April 30. For more details and for information on state and municipal restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Read more


López-Gatell reiterates suspension of activities until April 30

Mexico

So far the plan is to return to economic and social activities in stages starting April 30.

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reiterated that until now the plan is to return to economic and social activities in stages starting from April 30 , taking into account those that are not essential and for whom they live daily. Read more


Doubts about COVID-19? IMSS solves them on this phone line

Lakeside Mexico

The Mexican Social Security Institute ( IMSS ) implemented a free telephone line to answer questions about the new coronavirus ( Orthocoronavirinae ) and, thereby, reduce the concentration of people in medical units where confirmed cases must be attended.

Through a statement, he explained that through the strategy "Telephone Medical Orientation and COVID-19 ", the beneficiaries can dial the number 800-2222-668, between 08:00 and 20:00, and receive medical attention by IMSS specialists via telephone line . Read more


Health announces closure of beaches in an emergency due to COVID-19

Mexico

State secretaries of tourism and undersecretary López-Gatell agree on the measure to respect the provision to prevent congregations of more than 50 people in the same place and time

After the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national health emergency, tourism will be suspended on all of the country's beaches, Hugo López-Gatell, deputy secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion reported. Read more




Epidemic can last until September: López-Gatell

Mexico

The authority asks people to be isolated until April 30 to avoid infections and strict protection for those over 60, heart patients, pregnant women and diabetics

The undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, assured that the country will have a long epidemic, which could last until September, which will depend on the Mexican society following the instructions of the federal Ministry of Health. Read more




More on announcement today from Hugh Lopez Gatell, the Mexican government epidemiologist

Lakeside Mexico

Hugh Lopez Gatell, the Mexican govt epidemiologist, announced this morning that starting today the entire country will be in a 1 month long mandated quarantine. Only essential businesses will open such as grocery stores and drugstores, and only services essential to public safety will operate like CFE and water. Here's a rough translation of what was said in the press conference word by word: Read more


Ultimatum given to isolate and curb coronavirus

Lakeside Mexico

Mexicans have a "last chance" to stop the pandemic; the Ministry of Health urges not to leave home for a month

The call is strong: stay home. This was summarized by the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, the neglect that the Mexicans have made to the call not to go out into the street to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the country. Read more


Coronavirus in Mexico and the world, March 29: read here the breaking news and positive cases

Mexico

According to the last official report given by Health authorities , the current situation of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mexico is as follows:

  • 848 confirmed cases
  • 2,623 suspected cases
  • 4 thousand 341 negative cases
  • 16 deaths

In addition, the undersecretary of health, Hugo López-Gatell asked people not to miss the last opportunity there is in the country and called to stay home for at least a month, so that hospitals have enough beds to attend to all cases of coronaviruses that appear in the following days. Read more





López Obrador calls Mexicans to stay home

Mexico Lakeside

The President urges to follow the recommendations of the health authorities and avoid spreading infections

On Friday night, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged the population to stay home to avoid spreading the COVID- 19 pandemic and follow the recommendations of the health authorities. Read more


The Armed Forces will operate 17 hospitals before COVID-19: López Obrador

Mexico

During an event in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, the President noted that these sites will have additional beds and equipment for intensive care

Although he had originally announced that there would be 10 hospitals, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Ministry of National Defense ( Sedena ) and the Navy (Semar) will be in charge of occupying, rehabilitating and operating 17 hospitals, currently abandoned, to add them to the federal government's health program to face the COVID-19 contingency. Read more


Expat life in the time of coronavirus: hunkering down to wait out the storm

Mexico

Reason No. 1 for residents to stay put is that they consider Mexico home

Last week, the governments of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and European Union imposed border restrictions and issued calls for their citizens abroad to return home because of Covid-19. Jammed airports in Mexico attest to the fact that many have paid heed. Read more




With healthy distance, phase 3 will have a lower contagion curve: López-Gatell

Mexico

The undersecretary of Health says that, in the next three weeks, people are required not to move in public spaces to cut the transmission

The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López- Gatell , assured that the measures of healthy distance and restricting social mobility will allow entering the third phase of the coronavirus, with a lower curve of infections that required hospitalization. Read more


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 25, 2020)

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Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020)
As of March 24, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 405 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. Read more



Mexico is on the right track against coronavirus: WHO

Mexico

Cristian Morales Fuhrimann declares that the preventive measures implemented have been taken at an opportune moment, in comparison with European countries

Given the official declaration that Mexico entered phase two of the coronavirus pandemic ( COVID-19 ), Cristian Morales Fuhrimann , representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Our country declared that the preventive measures implemented have been taken at an opportune moment, in comparison with European countries . Read more


Supply of basic products is guaranteed for 100 days: SE

Mexico

The Secretary of the Economy, Graciela Márquez, reported that there is a supply of basic products in Diconsa for up to 100 days , given the contingency experienced by COVID-19 in the country .

During her participation in the morning conference from the National Palace, the secretary said that the availability of the products is in the 300 warehouses distributed throughout the country that distribute to 26 thousand stores. Read more




Mexico enters phase 2 through COVID-19

Mexico

Hugo López-Gatell warned that the epidemic could last in the country for at least 12 weeks, which was what happened in China

The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, pointed out that Mexico entered phase 2 of the coronavirus contingency, that is, that of community dispersion. Yesterday Monday, the WHO placed Mexico within the countries with cases of local transmission . Read more



Mexico remains phase 1, despite local contagions

Mexico

According to WHO's 63rd status report, the country has not only imported cases, but a local transmission already exists, so it should be in phase 2

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday that Mexico is in the local transmission stage of Coronavirus Covid-19. However, at a press conference in the afternoon, Dr. Hugo López Gatell, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, ruled out the country being already in stage two of the three contemplated. Read more


There are no hidden numbers of infected people: Ssa

Mexico

Jorge Alcocer Varela, head of the agency, assured that tomorrow at a press conference, the health cabinet will give relevant information about the pandemic

This Monday Jorge Alcocer Varela, head of Health (Ssa), affirmed that figures of confirmed cases of people who are infected with coronavirus are not being hidden, and assured that tomorrow Tuesday at a press conference, the health cabinet will give relevant information on the pandemic. Read more


For as many as 700,000 Mexicans, coronavirus could be lethal

Mexico

High levels of obesity place Mexico at a greater risk for coronavirus fatalities

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is predicting that there will be as many as 700,000 serious, potentially fatal, cases of Covid-19 in Mexico in which patients will require respiratory support. Read more


Before COVID-19, López Obrador announces support for those who live "daily"

Mexico

In order to lessen its effects in the face of the coronavirus contingency, for which welfare sessions and credits will be given to small merchants

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on Monday support for people who live "up to date", in order to lessen their effects in the face of the coronavirus contingency , which will give batches of welfare and credits to small merchants. Read more


Insufficient, COVID-19 tests in Mexico

Mexico

In the country there are only 111 exams per day, on average; in others, as in South Korea, around 15,000

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that doing the most tests for COVID-19 cases is the most effective measure against the pandemic, Mexico is left behind in implementation when compared to other countries that have slowed expansion of the disease. Read more


Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (March 21, 2020)

Mexico

Location: Mexico
Event: Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The United States and Mexico agree on the need for a dedicated joint effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and address the economic effects resulting from reduced mobility along our shared border. The U.S. and Mexican governments further recognize critical services such as food, fuel, healthcare, and life-saving medicines must reach people on both sides of the border every day. Essential travel must therefore continue unimpeded during this time. In order to ensure that essential travel can continue, the United States and Mexico are also temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. Read more







First death confirmed by COVID-19 in Mexico

Mexico

The victim was a person with diabetes; a total of 118 confirmed cases, 787 discarded and 314 suspects in the country

The federal Ministry of Health (SSa) confirmed the first death from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the country. Read more



Monterrey suburb declares emergency over coronavirus

Mexico

There are currently 12 confirmed cases in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García

The municipal government of San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, declared a state of emergency in response to an outbreak of Covid-19 and is essentially in quarantine. Read more


Mexico’s response to pandemic criticized: ‘It could end up like Italy’

Mexico

The president is under fire for his 'blasé attitude' about the coronavirus

Mexico is facing growing criticism for its response to the global coronavirus pandemic, with one scientist warning that the country “could end up in a situation like Italy,” where there are tens of thousands of confirmed Covid-19 cases and more than 2,500 people have died. Read more






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