It is a fact: the numbers of the pandemic in CDMX are declining. In recent weeks, the number of infections and deaths has been steadily declining and today the Government of Mexico City announced today the elimination of the mandatory use of face masks in open spaces. The secretary of health of Mexico City, Oliva López Arellano , explained that the face mask can stop being used as long as one is in outdoor spaces where there are no crowds: “The voluntary use of face masks in open spaces is considered , without crowds and with a healthy distance “ , explained the official at a press conference.
For his part, Eduardo Clark García Dobarganes , head of the Digital Agency for Public Information , explained that the numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are at a historic low: “We are going to continue at the green light for two weeks, zero points out of 40, no we have no indicator of hospitalization, nor their respective trends, it is without a doubt the best moment we have had in terms of virus spread since the pandemic began two years ago.”
The head of government of CDMX Claudia Sheinbaum uploaded a video to her networks in which she removes her face mask and to announce the decision accompanied by Clark García and López Arellano.
In the last 24 hours, CDMX registered 642 positive cases of COVID and only three deaths. The 32 states of the Mexican Republic are currently at a green traffic light. In total, since the COVID-19 health emergency began, the disease has claimed the lives of more than 337,000 people and 5.9 million infections have been reported.