Mexico City. The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, declared as Health emergency due to force majeure to the epidemic generated by the Covid-19.
The Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard reported that this determination was made at the session of the Health Council
He explained that the Ministry of Health in recent hours has indicated that coronavirus cases have been on the rise, so it recommends that the inhabitants remain at home.
Likewise, to stop the accelerated expansion of the coronavirus In Mexico, the federal government called on citizens to redouble efforts to lower the number of infections. Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell called on the population to stay home.
Among the actions announced, the suspension from March 30 to April 30 of non-essential activities in public, private and social sectors. (This includes government activities and educational activities). During this period, López-Gatell insisted that the citizens stay at home.
Among the actions to stop Covid-19 are the following:
No meetings of more than 50 people.
The entire population is exhorted to comply with the responsible home receipt from March 30 to April 30. (Voluntary limitation of mobility)
That the home protection is strict to people over 60 years old or people with diseases such as diabetes or low defenses, among others.
Preventive measures before Covid-19:
People suffering from diseases such as: diabetes, hypertension, morbid obesity, kidney failure, lupus, cancer, heart and respiratory diseases, as well as transplants, older adults over the age of 60, pregnant people and those in charge of care of your daughters and sons under the age of 12; They must make family shelter at home.
Maintain a healthy distance, in case of having contact with people outside the nuclear family, be at least 1.5 meters away (two to three times) from each other.
Protection and care of the elderly, the most important measure is the voluntary social isolation of the elderly and to follow the recommendations of healthy distance and preventive measures if visiting the elderly.
Greeting at a distance, do not say hello, kiss or hug.
After April 30, the Ministry of Health will issue instructions for the staggered return of activities in Mexico.
‘Stay at home’ extended until April 30
For Reform: The federal government extended until April 30 suspension of non-essential activities to avoid Covid-19 infections. This measure applies to the public and social sector and was adopted by the Health Council.
Likewise, all sectors that have been defined as essential must respect healthy distance measures.
“Do not carry out activities with more than 50 people, the limit is reduced, in addition to frequent hand washing, sneezing and coughing by applying the respiratory label, remote greeting and all other healthy distance measures in force and issued by the Ministry of Health “said Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion.
Health authorities urged the entire population in Mexican territory, including the one that arrives in the country, to comply with the domiciliary protection.
While home protection, he added, is strictly applied to those over 60 years of age and with chronic degenerative diseases, as well as pregnancies, regardless of whether their activity is considered essential, be it public or private sector.