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Mobile oxygen service comes to the rescue

Oxígeno en Ruedas (Oxygen on Wheels) is a new service that has emerged in the Guadalajara metropolitan area to help families in poorer neighborhoods who are struggling to find supplies of O2 amid the current shortage brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Metro-area municipalities get tough on Covid rule violators

Inspectors in Guadalajara and Zapopan – the two largest municipalities of the metropolitan area, accounting for more than two-thirds of its population – worked overtime during the first period of the year’s Covid-19 restrictions (botón de emergencia) between January 16 and 31.

Governor to reappraise Covid strategy on Friday, February 12

After assessing no significant reduction in Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the state over the past two weeks, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has extended until February 12 the current restrictions on some businesses, gatherings in public spaces, and social and cultural activities.

UdG finds new virus variant that could be unique to Mexico

A University of Guadalajara research laboratory has detected four cases in Jalisco of a newer coronavirus strain that, while probably not any more lethal or aggressive, might bypass the body’s natural defense memory that affords immunity, and could even render certain vaccines less effective.

Briefly - January 30, 2021


Jalisco Culture Secretary Giovana Jaspersen has resigned her position for “personal reasons.” She will be replaced by Susana Chávez Brandon, the current director of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas.

UdG rector suggests extending restrictions

Influential figures are calling for an extension to the current range of restrictions designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 infections in Jalisco, which are due to be lifted after Sunday, January 31.