The Mexican Catholic Church this Sunday asked its parishioners not to be afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic, which in Mexico has already left 5,045 deaths and 47,144 confirmed infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
In its Sunday editorial for the weekly Desde la Fe, the Archdiocese of Mexico pointed out that the situation of the coronavirus pandemic “has put us on more shaky ground than usual.”
“The situation is not easy,” said the text in its opening.
However, “when you see the bottom of the tunnel without knowing what awaits us; when we move forward, but the monster is behind; when the storm has not passed and the flood has already begun, it is urgent to have firmness in who has overcome death : Let’s not be afraid! “
The organ of the Mexican Catholic Church pointed out that, due to the coronavirus, “we have seen the saturation of sanitary structures in many parts of the world, the increase in unemployment rates, crime, famine and a large number of risks.”
He pointed out that confinement and its multiple consequences open questions that need clear answers.
“What learning allows us to encounter such an invisible and erratic enemy? What paths will we take to strengthen family relationships in situations of such risk? What models of work, coexistence, leisure, mobility should we assume? What new schemes should be ordinary in politics, the economy, the promotion of culture, international relations? “He said.
In the last 24 hours, 2,112 new cases and 278 deaths were registered, the country’s health authorities reported.
Last Wednesday, the Mexican authorities announced a series of measures to start, starting on May 18, a plan to gradually reopen economic and social activities paralyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first activities to be resumed will be construction, mining and the automotive industry, and 324 Mexican municipalities that have not registered cases of coronavirus may resume activities.