Mexico City eased lockdown measures from June 15

More Covid cases could be the result of opening too early, says international health organization. More Covid cases could be the result of opening too early. Photo: Mexico News Daily. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MEXICO CITY, Jun 15, 2020, Mexico News Daily. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday that the risk level in the capital will remain at red next week but a transition toward the “orange light” phase will nevertheless commence on Monday, Mexico News Daily reported.

She said that the hoy no circula, or no-drive day, restrictions currently in place for all residents regardless of the age of their vehicle will be lifted on Monday and that some of the subway and bus stations that were closed will reopen.

Sheinbaum also said that the manufacturing sector will be permitted to operate between Monday and Thursday starting next Tuesday and that small neighborhood businesses will be allowed to reopen on June 18.

The mayor said the hospital occupancy level in Mexico is 68% but trending downward. She has said previously that the capital will switch to the “orange light” stage once the occupancy level is below 65%.

Mexico City is the country’s coronavirus epicenter, having recorded more than 34,000 confirmed cases and 4,266 deaths.

Just over 4,000 of the cases are currently active, according to official data.

Source: El Economista (sp), Milenio (sp), El Universal (sp)

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