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GR headlines illustrate Covid’s July-December timeline

The headline of Guadalajara Reporter stories published on the coronavirus pandemic illustrate the development of disease both locally and nationally over the second half of 2020.

July 4

pg6Weekend visitors flock to Chapala

Governor backtracks on cinema, theater reopenings

Sanitary protocols in force as Primavera Forest reopens

City’s biggest park welcomes back visitors

Aeromexico hopeful for future despite filing for bankruptcy

July 11

Protocols being ignored as governor warns of new, harsher lockdown

July 18

U. of Washington projection: Mexico may have almost 100,000 Covid-19 deaths by November

80 percent of Covid cases in Jalisco are in the Guadalajara metropolitan area

Lopez-Gatell: ‘We know the epidemic is going to be very long’

Covid-19 not stopping resumption of Mexico’s top soccer league

July 25

Trump blames Mexico for Covid-19 spike

Governor upset at ‘red’ traffic light grade, despite his threat to roll back reopenings

University of Guadalajara’s voluntary isolation center may help cut Covid-19 transmission rate

August 27

Johns Hopkins Center expert says Mexico probably has 7 million cases

Anthony Fauci tells Mexico to do more

Seventeen Jalisco legislators test Covid-19 positive

Covid-19 tests available at Chapala laboratories

UdG to loan oximeters

August 8

Chapala ramps up malecón mask patrols

August 15

Mexico, Argentina to produce Covid-19 vaccine

Over 60s to be banned from reopened casinos

Lakeside expats urge Covid crackdown

Satellites reveal plummeting pollution during lockdown

August 22

Private/government food distribution program will be model for future social assistance policy, governor says

August 29

Mexican economy takes massive 2nd quarter hit

September 5

Jalisco eases Covid restrictions despite sustained cases, fatalities

Mariachi Festival: Cabañas to host three mega-concerts – without audiences

September 12

Excess deaths indicate Covid death tally could be much higher

Mexico to get 32 million doses of Russian vaccine in November (Editor’s note: didn’t happen)

September 19

Health sector workers honored prior to grito ceremony without crowds

September 26

Hospitalization decrease suggests coronavirus is declining in Jalisco

Lake Chapala Society grounds reopen for activities

October 10

Covid messaging is mixed & chaotic, and can lead to fatigue

Young people are main Covid spreaders

October 17

Foreign minister: Mexico secures Covid vaccines for 90 percent of population

Guadalajara city center precautions upped again

Citizen inspectors to monitor Covid protocols

October 24

Chapala City Hall inspectors tighten screws on Covid safeguards

Cemeteries to close in Jalisco on Day of the Dead

October 31

Jalisco governor hits ‘emergency button’ – partial lockdown in force for next two weeks

Trick-or-treating discouraged

November 14

Governor boasts of success as emergency ends

Protesters slam coronavirus restrictions

Ajijic mutes patron saint activities

November 21

Random antibody testing carried out at city malls, airports, light train stations

Mexico passes Covid 100,000 fatality milestone amid uncertainty

Lakeside expats open purse strings for Chapala student tuitions

December 5

First batch of vaccines on their way to Mexico

WHO rebukes Mexico, tells it to ‘get serious’

Jalisco schools set to reopen January 25

‘An absolutely atrocious year,’ asserts U.S. ambassador in Book Fair Zoom event

December 12

Jalisco hospitalizations hit new high

December 19

Pfizer vaccine gets all clear from Mexico

Governor resists new Covid restrictions as hospitalizations continue to rise

December 26

Governor hits Guadalajara & PV with new end-of-year restrictions

NYT exposes Mexico City Covid ‘traffic light’ cover-up

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