Mexico.- Mexico is «in a bad situation in the face of the covid-19 epidemic, which saw the number of cases and deaths double between mid-to-late November,» warned the director-general of the World Saluld Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom.
«The number of cases and deaths doubled. We want to ask Mexico to take it very seriously,» he said during the fortnightly pandemic press conference.
«The situation in #México is very worrying. The numbers show that the country is in a bad situation.
When cases go up and deaths are also a very serious problem and we would ask Mexico to be serious. We hope that all leaders will set an example.» @DrTedros #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/DP8em7L6QE
— UN News (@NoticiasONU) November 30, 2020
He sounded the alarm at the rapid spread of covid-19 in Brazil and Mexico, urging the authorities of both countries to take it «very seriously.» Mexico exceeded 100,000 dead on November 20 and eight days later surpassed 12,000 cases per day for the first time since the start of the pandemic. While in Mexico City contagions increased by up to 30 percent in the week from November 23 to 28, according to figures from the Ministry of Health (Ssa).