Mexico President States Falling Covid Cases ‘Encouraging’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday invited indications of an easing of the pandemic in his country, which has one of the world’s highest coronavirus death tolls.

” Covid-19 infections are falling. The harmful results of the pandemic are decreasing across the nation,” Lopez Obrador said at his everyday press conference.

” It’s more motivating. It’s a breath of fresh air,” he stated.

” We still have to take very good care of ourselves, however it’s excellent news,” added the left-wing populist, who announced in February that he himself had conquered a coronavirus infection.

The nation’s official Covid-19 death toll of around 215,000 is the 3rd greatest on the planet after those of the United States and Brazil, and the real figure is believed to be substantially worse.

In contrast to many parts of the world, however, brand-new cases and casualties have actually decreased given that a rise in January that the authorities blamed on celebrations around the New Year.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador got his first dosage of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on April 20 AFP/ PEDRO PARDO

Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, the nation’s coronavirus czar, stated there had been 14 consecutive weekly decreases in the approximated variety of infections, deaths and hospitalizations.

He stated that the weekly variety of deaths had dropped from 9,549 to 1,621 over the period, while hospitalizations had actually decreased by 79 percent.

The downturn has actually caused an easing of lockdown measures in locations including Mexico City, where private offices were enabled to reopen on Monday with lowered tenancy for the first time in more than a year.

The improvement comes despite cautions last month of a possible new age of infections after the Easter vacations around the start of April.

The country of 126 million has administered 16.5 million coronavirus vaccine dosages so far, with concern provided to public health employees and the elderly.

Immunizations of individuals aged 50 to 59 will begin in the very first week of May, the authorities stated.

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