Mexico now 5th most Coronavirus hit country.
In the past 24 hours in Mexico, more than 500 people have died from the deadly Coronavirus disease. On Saturday, July 4, 2020, Mexico went past France, as being the 5th country to be the hardest affected by COVID-19.
Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, National Director, Jose Luis Alomia, stated:
“As of today, 30,366 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the laboratory have died.”
In spite of this grave situation in Mexico, for a brief while this Saturday, July 4, 2020, various main streets in downtown Mexico City, were blocked by street vendors. This was done by the street vendors, as they were demanding to be allowed to sell their wares again, in these times of the killer Coronavirus.
Since March 2020, the vendors have been banned from selling goods on the sidewalks. Normally, the sidewalks are filled with vendors hawking all kinds of goods. The vendors were protesting against the Novel Coronavirus lockdown by chanting slogans and carrying all kinds of signs. The vendors are desperate, as they have no source of income, because of the lockdowns imposed in Mexico, to try to curb the spread of the New Coronavirus.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, had stated a few months earlier:
“I’ll tell you when not to go out any longer. If you’re able and have the means to do so, continue taking your family out to eat … because that strengthens the economy.”
Since Friday, July 3, 2020, the number of Coronavirus disease cases in Mexico, increased by 6,914. This was an all time high record of cases in Mexico, ever since the Coronavirus pandemic began here.
Reports indicate that till now, there are around 30,370 dead and approximately 252,200 cases in Mexico, because of Coronavirus.
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