Last updateFri, 27 Mar 2020 10am

Guadalajara goes quiet

The normally bustling streets and plazas of Mexico’s second largest city emptied this week after Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro asked everyone to stay at home for five days in a voluntary measure designed to break the spread of Covid-19 during a “critical” phase.

Hospital San Antonio reports no Covid-19 patients to date

No patients presenting symptoms of the Covid-19 virus have sought consultation at the Hospital San Antonio (HSA) since the pandemic spread to Mexico, according the hospital’s director Jorge Alberto Calderón.   

US Consulate suspends services

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara (in addition to all U.S. diplomatic missions in Mexico) suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services as of March 18. 

Businesses hew to sanitary guidelines as tourism takes a hit

Hotels and restaurants in Guadalajara are embracing directives from the state government’s health and travel authorities, who are stepping up to the new coronavirus challenge.

Graffiti from women’s day to be conserved, rector decides

Saying that “women want to tell us something,” University of Guadalajara (UdG) Rector Ricardo Villanueva Lomelí announced that the profuse graffiti defacing the school’s flagship building from Sunday’s large demonstration will not be immediately cleaned up.