The use of face masks is no longer mandatory in open spaces in Mexico City

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

It’s a fact: the pandemic numbers at CDMX are down. In recent weeks, the number of infections and deaths has been steadily falling and today the government of Mexico today announced the elimination of mandatory use of face masks in open spaces. Mexico City’s Secretary of Health, Oliva Lopez Arellano explained that the face mask can cease to be used as long as one is in outdoor spaces where there are no crowds: “Voluntary use of face masks in open spaces is considered, without crowds and with a healthy distance” , explained the official during a press conference.

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For its part, Edward Clark Garcia Dobarganes head of the Digital agency for public information explained that the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths are at an all-time low: “We will continue with the green light for two weeks, zero points out of 40, no we have no hospitalization indicators, nor their respective trends, this is undoubtedly the best time we have had in terms of the spread of the virus since the pandemic began two years ago.

CDMX head of government Claudia Sheinbaum uploaded a video to her networks in which she removes her face mask and announces the decision accompanied by Clark García and López Arellano.

In the past 24 hours, CDMX has recorded 642 positive cases of COVID and only three deaths. The 32 states of the Mexican Republic are currently on the green light. In total, since the beginning of the COVID-19 health emergency, the disease has claimed the lives of more than 337,000 people and 5.9 million infections have been reported.

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