Mexico began suspending non-essential activities from Saturday to January 10, due to the increase in new infections of the Coronavirus, according to what Claudia Shinbaum, the city’s mayor, announced Friday.
In a statement, Shinbaum said that only basic activities will remain operating in the Mexican capital and the neighboring state of Mexico (central), especially selling food and working with transportation, factories and banks.
She indicated that the capacity of Mexico’s hospitals is close to 75%, despite the repeated calls made to the population to reduce their movements, announcing the increase in the number of beds available to treat people with Covid-19.
For his part, Governor Alfredo Del Mazo noted that the state of Mexico is taking “strict measures to slow the rate of infection” with the virus.
Deputy Health Ministry Hugo Lopez Gatel emphasized that “exceptional measures” were necessary to confront the increase in the number of deaths.
In Mexico, which has a population of 128 million, a total of 1,289,298 people have contracted the virus, of whom 116,487 died as a result of Covid-19, according to the most recent official report published.