Coronavirus in Mexico. What is it and what measures it includes the phase 3?


The federal government, through the ministry of Health and the General Directorate of Epidemiology, has determined three phases in the contingency by the Covid-19 or coronavirus.

From the start of the epidemic in Mexico, on the 27th of February, has accumulated 2 thousand 143 cases and 94 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus.

Yesterday, the President andrés Manuel López Obrador said that “the part more difficult the epidemic is coming”.

Phase of epidemic

The third phase is the phase of the epidemic, which would between 2 and 3 weeks after you have reached the stage 2, when the cases are counted by the thousands.

In the worst scenario envisaged by the Ssa for this phase, which would imply that he had not implemented any measure to control the spread of the virus or giving attention to any sick person, the Covid-19 might infect between 0.5% and 1% of the total population of the country, which could represent up to 1.2 million people.

However, in the current conditions it is expected that you might get sick from 175 thousand and 300 thousand people. Of these people, it is estimated that the minority would require hospitalization in intensive therapy and that more than 70% of infected people may be asymptomatic, which means that it would only be a carrier.

In this phase 3, are also asked to avoid the greeting kiss and hug, and suspended public events, in addition to suspended classes in schools where there are outbreaks of assets, as well as activities in job centers also sprouting assets.

Several of these measures already in place at this time.

Last month, Lopez-Gatell noted that the measures of a healthy distance and to restrict the social mobility allowed to enter the third phase of the pandemic coronavirus with a curved minor infections that required hospitalization.

During the press conference of the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in National Palace, the Health official explained that is going to give the phase three, but the big difference is that yes is put in place the strongest measures, and the people stay at home, instead of having a curve epidemic immense that it will overflow the health care system, we will have a curve with a smaller one.

López-Gatell recalled that Mexico was the first country to react to the pandemic, therefore, the National week of Healthy Distance started the 23 of march and ends on the 19 of April.

He pointed out that this measure not for the danger or the risk of contagion, because the phase three is going to give youand the risk is to saturate the national health system.

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