"If they are rich they are at risk, the poor are immune"

The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta, affirmed this Wednesday that the rich are the people most vulnerable to the coronavirus because "the poor are immune."

In a press conference to offer an overview of the COVID-19 cases in Puebla, Barbosa highlighted to journalists that they observe the detail that "the majority of those infected are people who have financial comfort in their lives.

"Whether they know it or not, if they are rich they are at risk; if they are poor, no, the poor are immune," said Barbosa, governor of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), the same political force as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Barbosa reported that Puebla, central Mexico state, currently has 38 cases of COVID-19 infection, of which 28 were imported, seven are contacts of people who came to the state from other countries, one was asymptomatic and two were by transmission community.

When asked about whether his government will offer support for poor citizens who are infected with coronavirus, Barbosa said that solidarity is the first thing and urged people with financial resources to support their workers.

"The first is the boss's solidarity with his workers, he called for that solidarity. All of us who have any service in our homes have sent them to their own detention, with their corresponding payment," he declared.

Barbosa Huerta assured that his government acts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the state and in addition to the local strategies that he did not specify, he said that he maintains communication with the federal government to avoid contradictions.

He revealed that coronavirus cases are located mainly in the metropolitan area of ​​the city of Puebla, so it is of utmost importance to maintain preventive measures to avoid spread and contagion, as well as to protect oneself at home.

The Mexican government declared this week the beginning of the days of healthy distance to keep people in their houses and the main meeting centers closed.

According to specialists, Mexicans are one of the most vulnerable populations to the COVID-19 pandemic due to the high prevalence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, specialists said on Wednesday. AND


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