The brewer of Corona, Negra Modelo and other popular Mexican beers announced Thursday that it will suspend production and sales on Sunday.
The death toll rose to 50 after health authorities reported the passing of 13 Covid-19 patients, while the number of confirmed cases increased by 132.
The number will swell in the coming days as orders that hotels shut down take effect in Sinaloa and Baja California Sur.
The city has become an epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 30 public healthcare workers from a single hospital confirmed to have the disease.
President López Obrador defended his economic strategy of directing aid to Mexico’s poor and elderly populations rather than support the private sector.
The government has officially deemed beach tourism nonessential, ordering state and local governments to close beaches to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
The government’s coronavirus case numbers – 1,378 confirmed as of Wednesday – are not credible, according to two epidemiological experts.
An announcement that beer production and alcohol sales will be suspended in Nuevo León shocked consumers, sending many to vendors to stock up.
Authorities say that washing one’s hands is one of the most effective ways to avoid Covid-19, but for many it’s not as simple as turning on the faucet.
A day after Mexico recorded its largest single day increase in the number of cases, President López Obrador described the crisis as a ‘fleeting situation.’
The Finance Ministry predicts that the economy could shrink as much as 3.9% due to coronavirus while the Bank of America is forecasting a contraction of 8%.
Companies that lay off staff during the month-long coronavirus health emergency or don’t pay them their full salary could be identified by the government.
The Chinese Cultural Center in Mexico said in a statement that it had also received 100,000 face masks and five ventilators from the Jack Ma Foundation.
Residents of Axochiapan demand that the facility not accept any patients infected with Covid-19, claiming it is unprepared for its existing caseload.
Baja California Sur closed every beach in the state, where municipal police will be responsible for ensuring that the closure is upheld.
The commencement of the social distancing initiative on March 23 should soon result in a decrease in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
Some believe that Mexico is acting too late and not carrying out enough Covid-19 tests to prevent an outbreak such as that seen in the United States.
Mayor Sheinbaum stressed that essential businesses including supermarkets, other food stores, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will remain open.
Employers who don’t pay their workers their full wage during the one-month health emergency or fail to follow the instruction to close will face sanctions.
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The government has ordered non-essential workers to stay home but among those who will continue to work are the garbage collectors.
Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in México state protested on Monday to demand they be given the supplies they need to treat Covid-19 patients.
Technology experts warn that the massive shift in internet usage from the office to the home could cause speeds to drop significantly.
The Yucatán government announced it will provide economic supports to its citizens to alleviate the negative economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government declared a health emergency on Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic, suspending non-essential activities until April 30.