Last updateFri, 27 Mar 2020 10am

State unveils plan to aid flailing small businesses, self employed

More than 7,000 small and micro business owners and self-employed workers applied for loans and handouts just hours after the Jalisco government published the regulations for its coronavirus-related economic relief program, according toRuben Masayi González Uyeda, coordinator of the Jalisco Industrial Chamber (Consejo de Cámaras Industriales).


Flights not suspended

At press time, no measures had been taken to suspend flights to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta from U.S. cities that have strict coronavirus containment measures in place, such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, say the airport’s operators, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP).

Sale of ‘miracle’ drugs restricted

The Comisión para la Protección Contra Riesgos Sanitarios en el Estado de Jalisco (Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks – Coprisjal) has sent a directive to all pharmacies in the state restricting the sale of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. 

Suspected cases in Jocotepec test negative

Tests for Covid-19 infection practiced on four residents of Jocotepec came back negative, according to Mayor José Miguel Gómez López, who announced news of the official results in a video posted on his Facebook page at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.


The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the state of Jalisco has risen to 45, the Secretaría de Salud Jalisco (SSJ) has announced. Four of the patients are asymptomatic. All are in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, bar one, in the municipality of Cuautla. The national total is 316, and two deaths.