Mexico begins to lift coronavirus lockdown, but officials say the country is still in danger
“It’s vital that society understands that the danger continues,” he said.
But several governors defied the federal government’s orders, allowing shops and hotels in their states to open at least partially. Meanwhile, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador resumed his travel around the country with a visit to the Caribbean coast.
“We have to enter a new normality,” López Obrador told a news conference. “Our national economy, the well-being of our people need this.”
Mexico has confirmed nearly 10,000 deaths directly linked to the novel coronavirus, with an unknown number of other people perishing without a test. The Mexico City region has been hit hardest. López-Gatell says it is starting to show signs of a decline in cases, but some scientists believe deaths could continue at elevated levels for weeks.
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, a political scientist at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, said López Obrador had failed to establish a coordinated national policy.
“He’s far from the terrible denialism of Bolsonaro and …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]