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Mexico now in "phase 2"of coronavirus epidemic

Deputy Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday that the epidemiological curve of the Covid-19 virus has entered “stage two,” meaning that person-to-person, or “community” cases in Mexico are now starting to be identified, as well as “imported” ones.


FIRST COVID-19 DEATH CONFIRMED IN JALISCO

Governor Enrique Alfaro has confirmed the first death from Covid-19 in the state of Jalisco, bringing the national fatality total to three.

In a press conference, the governor explained that the victim was a 55-year-old man who succumbed in the Clinic 110 of the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS) in Guadalajara. The governor said the man suffered from diabetes and obesity.

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The governor also promised to step up testing for Covid-19, noting that the state laboratory had around 5,000 test kits now available.

Alfaro said another measure under consideration is the suspension of flights to the state from abroad.