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L’Oréal México starts production of antibacterial gel

In order to support the Mexican public health services in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and the people and organizations that urgently require this key prevention product today, L’Oréal Mexico began the industrial production of antibacterial gel in its two factories located in San Luis Potosí and Xochimilco. The first 300,000 units, in 150ml...
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China donates medical supplies to Mexico during pandemic

Mexico received a donation of 100,000 masks, 50,000 COVID- 19 coronavirus test kits and five respirators from China. On Tuesday night, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, through his Twitter account wrote: “Thank you China”, after the Cultural Center of China in Mexico reported on the arrival of the equipment....
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Mexicans fear looting spree as shops robbed, online messages incite theft

Mexicans on Wednesday feared measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak would lead to widespread looting after criminals robbed stores that were closed and posted calls on social media for people to ransack businesses. Police in Mexico City arrested 10 people on Tuesday night who tried to rob shops in four neighborhoods, the city’s security ministry...
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Mexico City grows quieter as mayor moves to stem coronavirus spread

The streets in the heart of Mexico City usually clogged with bikers most Sundays grew noticeably quiet after the mayor ordered a popular outdoor event suspended along with other measures, even as the president has so far avoided such action. The Mexican capital’s Sunday bike circuit usually draws some 50,000 participants, mostly bikers as well...
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Mexican coronavirus tally rises to 118, one reported death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico rose on Wednesday to 118 from 93 a day earlier, the Mexican health ministry said. There are currently 315 suspected cases currently waiting test confirmations. “Of the cases, 59 percent have been male and 9 percent have required hospitalization, not necessarily because of presenting a serious illness,”...
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Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high-risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country’s recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and...
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In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and...
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Mexico holds big music festival despite coronavirus concerns

While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ahead with Vive Latino — one of the most important music festivals in the country. Some acts backed out, but tens of thousands of music fans...
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The secret to Mexico’s low coronavirus numbers: Don’t test

The Mexican Health Ministry has confirmed that less than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus since February 8, when the first case was announced. As of today, Mexico has only confirmed 8 cases of the pandemic. “I’m worried about the lack of diagnostic testing,” said Francisco Moreno, infectious disease specialist and head of...
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Mexico City subway train crash leaves one dead and 41 injured

One person died and 41 were injured as a result of the collision of two subway trains in Mexico City on Tuesday night, the capital’s government reported on Wednesday. “A train that was heading towards (the station) Observatorio slipped in reverse and had an impacted with another train” at the Tacubaya station, the mayor of...
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