WHO Chief Says Mexico is in “Bad Shape” with the COVID-19 Crisis

The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday that “Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic and urged President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his government to be serious about the virus and set examples for “all Mexicans.”

The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday that “Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic and urged President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his government to be serious about the virus and set examples for “all Mexicans.”

Ghebreyesus’s comments came as Mexico’s death toll rose to 105,940 — the fourth highest in the world — with 1,113,543 confirmed cases. The country’s actual numbers are believed to be much higher partly because of low testing levels.

“The number of increasing cases and deaths in Mexico is very worrisome. We would like to ask Mexico to be very serious. We have said it in general, wearing a mask is important, hygiene is important and physical distancing is important and we expect leaders to be examples,” he said during a press conference.

Mexico’s Health Minister, Hugo López-Gatell, said that while all the comments are valuable the government had already warned that, with the arrival of winter, the situation would worsen.


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