Mexico Metropolis and the neighboring State of Mexico will droop all non-essential actions from this weekend due to a spike within the variety of coronavirus instances, the mayor stated Friday.
Solely important actions such because the sale of meals, power, transport, manufacturing and financial services might be allowed, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated.
The brand new measure might be in impact till January 10.
Sheinbaum stated Mexico Metropolis was “near 75 p.c of its hospital capability” and that admissions had been on the rise regardless of repeated calls to the inhabitants to cut back their non-essential actions.
A mixed 23 million folks stay in Mexico Metropolis and Mexico state, and the growing variety of deaths has made it crucial “to take extraordinary measures,” stated Well being Undersecretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell.
Mexico state governor Alfredo del Mazo stated his state would additionally take “drastic measures to decelerate the speed of an infection.”
Mexico, a rustic of 128.8 million folks, has recorded practically 1.3 million infections and greater than 116,000 deaths.
In Mexico Metropolis alone, there have been greater than 277,000 instances and greater than 19,500 deaths.
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Mexico Metropolis suspends non-essential actions as virus instances rise (2020, December 18)
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