Mexico Records Third Coronavirus Fatality

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 13: A passenger wearing a protective mask checks a phone after arriving at Mexico City airport on March 13, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican peso, crude oil price and Mexican stock market have been plunging considerably after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday …
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A Mexican governor confirmed the first death in his state tied to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), which marks the third for the nation. The executive is also looking at blocking international flights from affected areas.

Through a streamed news conference, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro revealed the fatality and provided constituents with a general update. The state has a total of 45 active cases.

Alfaro asked Mexico City to apply stronger measures to contain the virus and took a jab at lax federal measures.

“In Jalisco, we are not going to play blind, if other authorities decide to play dumb and do the least number of tests, we are not,” he said. “We have in motion a plan for testing in masse for detection and prevention.”

According to Alfaro, the patient that died was a 55-year-old man with a history of diabetes and obesity. The governor also revealed that their most recent case is a 24-year-old man who traveled to Seattle, Washington. The governor claimed that he was working with airport authorities to shut down international flights from affected areas.

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