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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s first coronavirus-related death and at least one other case have been linked to a heavy metal concert here in early March, prompting concerns that there are hundreds or thousands more cases than the government has acknowledged.
Mexico has come under heavy criticism for refusing to cancel large public events, allowing one of Latin America’s biggest music festivals to take place last weekend as the virus was spreading. The country’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, posted videos of him kissing and hugging his supporters as recently as Sunday.
On Wednesday, a 41-year-old man died of the coronavirus in Mexico City. His family later said that he had attended a concert of the Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, held in the capital’s Palacio de los Deportes on March 3. About 12,500 people attended the event, video of which shows a sprawling mosh pit.
This week, another case linked to the concert came to light. A doctor at Mexico City’s Bite Medica told The Washington Post that he is treating a 43-year-old …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]