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Mexico Stops Giving Estimates of the Coronavirus Pandemic’s True Scope

Mexican health officials stopped providing weekly estimates of the number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that provide what they believe to be the true reach of the pandemic. Instead, officials are simply providing the daily number of confirmed cases. Mexico has only carried out 65,500 tests nationwide, while other countries have tested their population in much larger numbers.

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Mexican Governor Says Federal Health Officials Are Lying

A Mexican governor called out federal health officials for lying to the public about “non-existent” health care centers, sub-par protective equipment, and assurances that only place the public at risk. The harshest criticism to date comes as other governors called out federal health officials for claiming all is well in regard to the spread of the novel-coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus Fatalities in Mexico Rise to 273

Mexican health officials confirmed the continuing rise in the number of fatalities resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In a single day, officials documented 40 fatalities bringing the new total to 273 since the start of the pandemic in Mexico.

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Mexico Says No Benefit to Wearing Face Masks as Coronavirus Cases Reach 1,688

Mexico’s top health officials said there is no scientifically proven benefit for the general public wearing face covers or masks in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The statement contradicts new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that encourage the use of cloth overs. The dismissing of covers by Mexican officials also comes at a time when cases of the virus have climbed to 1,688 — up 178 new confirmed patients from the day before.

Jose Villanueva, 77, originally from Durango, Mexico, adjusts his face mask after eating in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended that the city's 4 million people wear masks when going outside amid the spreading coronavirus. Garcetti on …

Mexican Border Newspaper Calls Out Assault on Photographer by Federal Official

One of the largest newspapers in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas began the process of filing a federal complaint after an immigration official at one of the bridges in Reynosa threatened and assaulted one of their photographers. The newspaper is also notifying Mexico’s Human Rights Commission. The alleged assault comes at a time when Mexico continues to be labeled by international press freedom groups as one of the most dangerous places for journalists.

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Mexico Asks People to Limit International Travel After 41st Coronavirus Case

Mexican health officials asked the public to limit non-essential travel outside of the country as other nations also began to restrict their borders due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The announcement comes as Mexico just announced the confirmation of 15 new cases through testing in a 24-hour span. The current total in Mexico is 41 confirmed cases and 155 possible cases where testing is pending.

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 …

Second Known Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Mexican States Bordering Texas

Health officials in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon confirmed a case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This marks the second case of COVID-19 reported in a Mexican state bordering Texas. The confirmation comes on the same day that the World Health Organization officially reclassified the global coronavirus crisis outbreak as a pandemic.

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