September 23, 2020

Mexico prepares the resumption of activities for June 1

Mexico will resume activities on June 1 with a progressive lifting of containment measures by COVID-19, approved this Tuesday by the General Health Council, the country’s highest health authority.

At its third meeting of the permanent session held on Tuesday, the Council approved four agreements to lift the measures in economic, educational, labor and health activities to be applied in various regions of the territory of Mexico.

The progressive lifting of the measures foresees as a first agreement the incorporation to the list of essential activities of construction, mining and the manufacture of transport equipment, the Council said in a statement.

The highest health authority also agreed to release restrictions on school and work activities in municipalities without contagions that limit others that are also free of COVID-19 cases.

Likewise, the Council determined that all companies and in all establishments will apply sanitary measures on a mandatory basis in their work environment which will be issued by the Secretaries of Health, Labor, the IMSS, indicated the General Health Council.

The fourth Council agreement establishes that the Ministry of Health will define a weekly traffic light for each state in the country from June 1.

These colors will allow “certain economic, educational and social activities to be carried out at specific levels of intensity,” added the Council.

Mexico began on March 23 the measures to combat the coronavirus with the confinement of people in their homes and restrictions on economic activities considered non-essential, in addition to suspending school classes at all levels.

Since the start of the pandemic in Mexico on February 28, 38,324 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have accumulated in the country and a total of 3,926 deaths.

The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, plans to announce tomorrow his proposal for phased economic recovery and a “new normal” after the coronavirus crisis.


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