Jalisco will suspend massive events and announced virtual classes for the top level as a prevention measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Mexico.
The measures, according to the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, are contemplated until the holiday period of Easter.
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From Tuesday, March 17, face-to-face classes in Higher Education will be suspended and electronic platforms will be enabled to have virtual classes with students.
The universities that will have classes at a distance are: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana, UNIVA, Centro Universidario UdeG, Universidad Marista, Centro Universitario UNE, UVM, Universidad Mario Molina, Tecnológico de Jalisco, Universidad Cuauhtémoc and the Universidad Tecnológico.
An estimated 160,000 higher education students will begin studying from home.
The state government will await the determinations made by the Secretariat of Public Education regarding classes in basic education.
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Events that are cancelled
Governor Enrique Alfaro confirmed the suspension of massive events, including the International Film Festival, the Pre-Olympic Concacaf Tournament, the Ricky Martin Concert scheduled for March 18, and Talent Land 2020, which would take place April 13-17 at Expo Guadalaja.
The governor indicated that there will be a working table where scheduled events will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.
Zapopan’s municipal president, Pablo Lemus, announced that he will recommend to the Chivas and Monterrey football clubs that the match they will play this Saturday is behind closed doors.
This Friday they will start sanitary filters at Guadalajara International Airport and the Central Camionera, in which preventive measures will be strengthened.
We finish the tour of Guadalajara International Airport, the third largest in Mexico, to reinforce the necessary measures to prevent the #coronavirus. Here’s what we’re doing here and in other entries to Jalisco: pic.twitter.com/dlUJmaB4bA
— Enrique Alfaro (@EnriqueAlfaroR) March 13, 2020
“It will identify people who have symptoms of disease, temperatures will be determined with laser thermometer, gel will be delivered for everyone and mouth covers for those who have cough and flu in the area of international health,” explained Health Secretary Fernando Petersen.
So far there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the state.
The state authority insisted that line 33 3823 3220 remains enabled 24 hours a day to attend and evaluate at the homes of citizens, probable cases of COVID-19.
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