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Covid-19 epidemic will remain active for years in Mexico: Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health

The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reiterated that Covid-19 will continue to be active for several years in Mexico and around the world, so it is necessary to establish a different way of relating to the virus.

At a press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the facilities of the 23-A Military Camp in Panotla, Tlaxcala, the official explained that basic elements of hygiene and reduction of health risks should be adopted when reincorporating daily activities.

“In this approach to the new normality, we emphasize the importance that each member of society incorporates basic elements of hygiene and risk-reduction practices, so that we can join substantive activities in public life, while maintaining a low risk”.

López-Gatell said that a promising sign is that stability in the number of cases has been stable in the last 22 days.

“The pandemic was first detected in Mexico on February 28 and is projected to end in October, so we could consider we are in a midpoint, but not as intended, it is not a specific day where a maximum point will be reached, in general, it is a series of days or even weeks.”

He pointed out that according to the health risks traffic light, half of the states are orange with a high level of epidemiological risk. The other half remains in red, extreme level of risk.

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