Mexico president begins lifting Covid-19 lockdown despite fears worst is still to come

Posted by on May 18, 2020 4:19 pm
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About 300 localities without confirmed virus cases are allowed to resume economic activities, but Amlo warns to maintain discipline

Local authorities across Mexico have resisted President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s call to lift emergency coronavirus measures in municipalities without confirmed Covid-19 cases, warning that the pandemic is far from over.

Mexico has registered nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases and more than 5,000 deaths, and its testing rate ranks among the lowest in Latin America, with just 0.4 tests per 1,000 people.

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