Last updateFri, 14 Aug 2020 4pm

‘Atypical pneumonia’ muddies the coronavirus waters

Although Mexico is officially suffering a relatively small number of confirmed Covid-19 cases (2,785 cases and 141 deaths as of April 8 according to Worldometer.info), reports are surfacing that suggest a larger infection rate, another pathogen, or faulty tests or testing procedures.

Flights to UK suspended

All direct flights between Mexico and the United Kingdom will be suspended between April 7 and 30, the country’s Foreign Relations Ministry has announced.  Both Aeromexico and British Airways fly to London Heathrow, while the U.K. carrier also operates direct flights from Cancun to London.

Amlo sticks to his guns: No aid for big business

With Mexico facing economic meltdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will stick to his principles of putting the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens first, rather than propping up the private sector with a bailout that he says will only lead to more “misery.”

Mexico declares health emergency

Mexico’s federal government has invoked a national health emergency, mandating all “non-essential” businesses remain closed until April 30 – a measure designed to ensure the Covid-19 outbreak doesn’t get out of control.

Mexico prioritizes the elderly as virus spreads

Now that Mexico has entered “stage two” of the Covid-19 epidemic, meaning that “community” transmission is starting to take hold, the federal government is stepping up its containment strategy, primarily emphasizing the need to keep the country’s elderly safe and sound.