Coronavirus in Mexico: President blamed for slow reaction

Elias Hubbard
March 26, 2020

"The poor", Lopez Obrador told his daily news conference.

The plan includes closing schools until April 19, canceling events of more than 100 people, suspending certain work activities and insisting on hygiene and personal distancing.

As part of his regular social media video posts, Lopez Obrador visits little-known parts of Mexico to promote the culture and tourism.

Both cancellations were the result of referendums he had pitched as exercises in local control.

Constellation's shares tumbled 12% on Monday to close just above $105, down from a previous high of $208 on February 20.

Constellation did not reply to a request for comment. Earlier this month, the USA -based firm stated it will think about different places if Mexico turned problematic.

Only 36,520 people in Mexicali, a city of 1 million, cast valid votes.

The results came as the Mexican peso hit a new low, trading at 25 pesos per dollar for the first time ever.

"That could be because of a bigger notion of danger in Mexico" pushed by the vote, stated Gabriela Siller, head of financial evaluation for Mexico Metropolis-based Banco Base.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would focus his response to the coronavirus outbreak on helping the poor rather than major companies as the virus spreads in Mexico, and that he would unveil more details on Tuesday.

Only about 1% of Mexico's electorate participated in the public consultation on the fate of the Mexico City airport.

Travel on the USA borders with Canada and Mexico has dropped significantly in the past week, as the Trump administration attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

"Certainly the US authorities is immediately speaking to the Mexican global ministry about this", the particular person stated, talking on situation of anonymity as he was not approved to talk on the matter.

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