Showing posts with label Carlos Alvarez. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Latest Local & National COVID-19 & Drug War Stats For May 13, 2020: All Numbers Are On The Rise

Just a bit before noon today, Zeta reported the latest local COVID-19 stats - and believe me, it becomes grueling doing the numbers daily, it just weighs heavy on your heart - so send Zeta a thank you note:

  ~ All reports From Zeta:

BC Rompe Record de Nuevos Casos Positivos en 24 Horas, Fueron 238 
Por, Lourdes Loza Romero 

"In the last twenty-four hours, 238 new cases were confirmed by COVID-19 in Baja California, said the head of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Alonso Pérez Rico, on May 13.

The state official justified the high number at which the Secretariat Laboratory is processing the tests taken at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), so that in the following days high numbers of confirmed cases will continue to appear.

To date in Baja California there are 2 thousand 762 confirmed cases, of which thousand 359 are from Tijuana, thousand 93 from Mexicali, 127 Ensenada, 124 Tecate, 41 Rosarito and 18 the region of San Quintín-Vicente Guerrero. 

 Of the total, 264 cases are active and of these 12 percent are hospitalized.
There are 669 suspected cases, 337 in Tijuana, 264 in Mexicali, 42 in Tecate, 16 Ensenada, 8 in Rosarito and one more in the San Quintín - Vicente Guerrero region.

As of this Wednesday, 459 deaths have been registered from this new virus, 311 in Tijuana, 107 in Mexicali, 18 Ensenada, 18 Tecate, 4 Rosarito, and one more in the San Quintín - Vicente Guerrero region.

Regarding the "New Normality", Pérez Rico reported that, like the rest of the country, in Baja California the reopening "will be gradual, orderly and cautious", divided into three phases.

The first phase, next May 18, will be for the municipalities of "Esperanza" where no coronavirus cases were registered. The second phase, which is the preparation phase, will be from May 18 to 31. The third phase will be from June 1.

Phase 2, which will be the preparation phase, is in which non-essential companies will have to apply four actions in order to resume their work: 

1.- Preparation of health protocols.
2.- Staff training.
3.- Readjustment of spaces.
4.- Installation of intake and sanitation filters.

He commented that these actions should be permanent, since until there is a vaccine against the new virus, you should not let your guard down.

Pérez Rico also explained that a traffic light will be applied to resume activities, and until this is placed in the green, school activities in person cannot be resumed."


Confirma Secretario de Salud Deceso de Medico Jubilado Diagnosticado con COVID-19
Por, Isabel Mercado 

"In Baja California, the death of the first doctor due to coronavirus was confirmed, but it is a retired doctor, informed the entity's secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, who specified that more than 160 health workers in the state have tested positive to COVID-19.

"There is a person of medical profession registered as a deceased, we are trying to identify from which institution, he is a retired doctor," he added without specifying the place where the doctor died.
He explained that in Tijuana there was a record of the death of a doctor, a death that "is not related to COVID," he said.

Regarding the number of coronavirus infections registered in health workers, he said that the latest reports show that they have been affected by the pathogen “over 80 nurses and a similar number of doctors, some of them already recovered and others entering In this same premise, where they were asked to take shelter at home due to the policies of the Mexican Social Security Institute, and right now we are going to do the laboratory studies and give them the results. ”

Regarding the disapproval that the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) gave to the decree approved by the previous legislature of the State Congress, to extend the term of government of Jaime Bonilla Valdez from 2 to 5 years, Pérez Rico maintained that " the reduction of the government does not affect the health system ”.

However, he admitted that there were five-year projections, so "in the sense that the project was for five years, the long-term plans will continue like this", waiting for the next state government to follow up on them .

And he added, "...the good programs that were before we entered continued, in a specific case is the rickettsiosis program, those that were not correct, or were not giving results, were replaced by something new and that is the health issue, they value results ”.


 ~ From Yesterday 05/12/20: Ensenada Conditions:

 Brote de seis Empleados Positivos por COVID-19 en Centro de Salud de Ensenada

Por, Marcos A. Angulo Alvarez 

Health personnel with respiratory symptoms were sent home for isolation at home to prevent the spread of this condition. There is none hospitalized

ENSENADA - An outbreak of six positive cases by COVID-19 was detected among employees of the Advanced Center for Primary Health Care (CAAPS) Ruiz and 14 of Ensenada, confirmed this afternoon of Tuesday, May 12, the head of the Health Services Jurisdiction in Ensenada, Ángel Iván Alvarado López.
He explained that on May 8, an outbreak of COVID-19 by SARS COV-2 was identified in six health employees who work in CAAPS Ruiz and 14, who were characterized by presenting headaches, coughs and fever, among other symptoms.
For this reason, he explained, it was necessary to carry out an intentional search for suspicious cases, with the following results:
100% of the health personnel were considered, with acute respiratory symptoms that had the contact history of confirmed cases and respiratory symptoms, taking a total of 48 samples.
Alvarado López indicated that containment actions were carried out immediately, all areas of the unit were sanitized, and health personnel with respiratory symptoms were sent home for isolation at home and thus prevent the spread of this condition.
He mentioned that according to the classification issued by the “Standardized Guidelines for Epidemiological and Laboratory Surveillance of COVID 19”, the clinical picture of the health personnel who manifested any symptoms is slight. Of these, 44.1% of these workers stated that they were asymptomatic, with 13% of them being sampled.
The state official reported that the staff who tested positive, there are none hospitalized, are at home and monitored by the jurisdictional epidemiology area.
He indicated that CAAPS Ruiz and 14, CAAPS Maneadero, General Hospital and the Fever Clinics (Centro de Salud Obrera and Centro de Salud Pórticos del Mar), as well as, the jurisdictional offices, are constantly sanitized by Vector Program personnel, safeguarding the patient and staff health."

The Nation Wide Levels....(Reported at 5:32 this afternoon)

Suman 4 Mil 220 Defunciones de COVID-19 en Mexico
Por, Carlos Alvarez

"Since last February 28 when the first outbreak occurred, until this Wednesday, May 13 (day 52 of the National Day of Healthy Distance), in Mexico there are 40 thousand 186 accumulated confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID- 19), as well as 24 thousand 856 suspects; 83 thousand 455 negatives; 9,378 confirmed assets; and 4,220 deaths, out of a total of 148,497 people studied.

As for the confirmed cases accumulated by federal state of residence, first there is Mexico City, with 10 thousand 946; followed by the State of Mexico, with 6,813; Baja California, with 2,764; Tabasco, with 1,976; and Sinaloa, with a thousand 620.

Of the confirmed cases active by federal state of residence, in the first place is Mexico City, with 2,240; followed by the State of Mexico, 1,244; Tabasco, with 557; Veracruz, with 514; Baja California, with 430; Yucatan, 278; Morelos, with 276; Puebla, with 266; Nuevo León, with 262; and, Sinaloa, with 256.

As reported by José Luis Alomía Zegarra, general director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (SSa) of the Federal Government, 31.5 is the national incidence rate of accumulated confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while 7.33 is the national incidence rate of active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

As for deaths, there are 318 “suspects”. In addition to there are 1,862 new cases confirmed in 24 hours, which represents a 4.9 percent increase from the previous day, according to the federal official, during the daily follow-up conference regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico.

Regarding hospital occupation in Phase 3 of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in Mexico, it is at 34 percent of its capacity nationwide. The federal official presented the IRAC (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) network, which has defined, so far, 723 hospitals.

Since the entry of Phase 3, the 32 state governments have to report to said national platform the local information, which the Federal Government integrates, analyzes and exposes it daily. However, as detailed by Alomía Zegarra, so far, there are only 699 registered health units (97 percent) with their daily situation.

On the other hand, he noted that there are 15,086 COVID beds available nationwide, of which 7,924 (34 percent) are occupied. Among the beds are the intensive care beds, where people with mechanical respiration are cared for.

By federal entity, Baja California has 55 percent of occupied beds and 45 percent available, while in Sinaloa it has 40 percent occupied and 60 percent available, according to the director general of Epidemiology of the Federal Ministry of Health.

On the other hand there are the beds that have a ventilator, to serve critically ill people. Of these, in Baja California there are 38 percent occupied and 62 percent occupied available, while in Sinaloa there are 60 percent occupied beds and 40 percent available."


Local Drug War Stats: TIJ This Month Alone = 75 Deaths

Parece que se Levanton Los Animos a Los Delincuentes y estan Dandose Vuelo": Bonilla, Tras Reportan 12 Homicidios en BC

"For the second consecutive day, Baja California experienced a violent day. In the last 48 hours in the entity there have been 25 murders, for which Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez declared in his morning videoconference on May 13: “We continue with the fight to lower the homicide rate, but with all this contingency (COVID19), it seems that the spirits of criminals have risen and they have been flying. ”

Between the morning of Tuesday, May 12 and the first minutes of this day, 12 executions were dated in the state, 10 of them in Tijuana and two in Playas de Rosarito.

The number of intentional homicides in Baja California, according to statistics from the State Security and Investigation Guard, amounts to 997 victims so far in 2020.

The GESI reported that, among the latest events recorded in Tijuana, the following stand out:

First, at 08:25 a.m. on Monday, in a vacant lot located on Calle 1, corner with Calle Las Fuentes, in front of the Guillermo González Camarena Primary School, in the Cañadas del Florido neighborhood, a body was found that was covered in rubble.

In the afternoon, around 1:40 p.m. in the area of ​​the hill on Calle San Ignacio and Germán Warner, Colonia Santa Cruz, the body of a male was found with a head injury.

A corpse of the male sex, so far unidentified, was found in Camino Arroyo de Las Palmas, in front of a sandbank in the Valle de las Palmas neighborhood.

Two charred bodies and human remains were reported in a neighborhood stream, Calle Prolongación 18 de Marzo, Colonia Rancho las Flores I section. At the intervention site, various fragments of wire and two pieces of tape were located in a charred area.

With firearm injuries to the chest and face, the body of a woman identified as Rocío Hernández, 37, was found. When she was assaulted, the victim was aboard a gray Honda Accord vehicle with California license plates. Two 9mm caliber bushings were found at the site.

A male, was killed when he was on the Defensores de Baja California road in front of # 840A, Colonia Burócrata Ruiz Cortines

The charred and handcuffed body of a woman was located in Calle Suárez # 1215 Colonia Las Torres, lower part.

At the Red Cross facilities, the young Alfredo Ayón Chávez, 22, died, who was shot at the chest, abdomen and back in the Sánchez Taboada neighborhood.

At 20 minutes from this Wednesday, May 13, on Constitución Avenue in front of number 378, Colonia Zona Centro, the lifeless body of a male was found inside a blue tambo.

In Tijuana, so far in May, there have been 75 homicides, and during the year there were 736 victims."


Okay, AMLO has sent the Army/National Guard back on the streets, I'll be back with that one.

Take care everyone.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Some Disturbing Developments With COVID-19 Crisis In Baja California And One Of Them Has "TRUMP" Written All Over It

Sorry I'm late, just backlogged with projects & cooking around here. Plus, my wash machine broke.  Unsure right now if we will chance a repairman - since we don't know whether or not he'll be wearing a mask, or to just buy a new one. I loved this last washer, it was a Whirlpool made down here but we think the irregularity of the electricity (not our wiring but the outside lines) took a toll on it.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Yesterday early afternoon we received the latest COVID-19 numbers which break down the Municipalities:

 ~ From Zeta:

Clase Trabajadora La mas Contagiado en BC, Ya Van Mil 345 Infectados
Por, Uriel Saucedo

"On the first day of the stage that is forecast to be the most critical for Baja California in COVID-19 infections, 37 new positive patients were registered, totaling 1,345 confirmed cases, of which, the working class between 25 and 54 years old , concentrates 71 percent of infected patients, reported the head of the State Health Secretariat (SSE) in Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico.

“In relation to confirmed cases by age group, they are still the youngest groups, the working population is the most punished group. From 40 to 44 years old, we have 181 confirmed cases, of which 27 are hospitalized; the next item that follows are people from 35 to 39 years old with 177 cases, and it is the first time that this age group has increased in number of cases, ”Pérez Rico said during the videoconference.

Of those confirmed, 737 cases accumulate in Tijuana, in Mexicali 508, Ensenada has 30, Tecate 51, Rosarito 15 and San Quintín continues with four. In deaths, Tijuana continues to lead with 123, followed by Mexicali with 40; Ensenada and Tecate have five each municipality. Playas de Rosarito remains in three and San Quintín with one.

To date, 3,223 tests have been performed throughout the state, of which 1,345 have tested positive, 1,387 have been ruled out as negative, and 491 are pending results. 

The head of the SSE reported that the case of suspects on April 10 when nearly 170 people with symptoms of COVID were added has not been repeated, since an average of 100 people suspected of contagion are treated daily.

Regarding the 491 cases studied in the state that remain as suspects, the SSE has 88 patients, the IMSS has 389, the ISSSTE maintains two, the ISSSTECALI increased to three, and the private hospitals have nine pending.

Deaths continue in people over 65 years with 51 people dead, followed by people from 45 to 49 years with 26 victims. 61 percent of deaths have been in men and 39 percent in women. On average, there are 3.5 deaths every day from COVID-19.

During the video conference, Pérez Rico discussed the cases of 153 recovered patients, 83 men and 70 women. He explained that of the total, 86 correspond to Tijuana, 58 to Mexicali, 8 to Tecate and one in Ensenada.

SSE occupancy in converted hospitals is 67 percent with 104 beds and 45 ventilators available; the IMSS for its part, is at 72.3 percent of its capacity with 168 beds and 22 free fans for use throughout the state. 

 Regarding supporting institutions, ISSSTE is at 56.2 percent of its capacity with 60 available beds and ISSSTECALI at 74.6 percent of occupancy with 41 beds.

Likewise, he mentioned that the Tijuana General Hospital received four fans who are already assembling for the disposal of patients who require it.

In all of Mexico 67 thousand 635 people are studied, being 14 thousand 677 cases confirmed by COVID-19, of which four thousand 972 are confirmed active; 7 thousand 612 suspects and 45 thousand 346 tests that have given negative. Deaths already number 1,351.

CASES 1345
Tijuana 737
Mexicali 508
Cove (Ensenada) 30
Tecate 51
Rosarito fifteen
San Quintín / Vicente Guerrero 4

Tijuana 123
Mexicali 40
Cove (Ensenada) 5
Tecate 5
Rosarito 3
San Quintín / Vicente Guerrero one "


Some Not So Good News:

 ~ From Zeta:

El 54 Por Ciento de Los Bajacalifornianos No Acata el "Quedate en Casa" 
 Por, Carlos Alvarez 

54 percent of Baja Californians do not abide by the "Stay at Home"

 "Ricardo Cortés Alcalá, head of the General Directorate of Health Promotion of the Federal Government, announced this Sunday, April 26, that Zacatecas and Hidalgo, with 29 and 16 percent, respectively, are the entities where it has decreased the least mobility during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-1) coronavirus, which fell 46 percent in Baja California. 

On the contrary, Yucatan is the state with the highest decrease in mobility, with 66 percent, followed by Quintana Roo (-64%), Jalisco (-62%), Nayarit (-61%) and Sonora (- 58%), according to geolocation data collected by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), from Google, Facebook and Twitter platforms.

The authorities of the Ministry of Health (SSa) of the Federal Government made a call to the population of the states that have not been able to reduce their mobility by at least 50 percent, to accept the call to stay at home in order to reduce the number of covid-19 cases.

Among these are: Chihuahua (-48%), Sonora (-48%), Tamaulipas (-48%), Veracruz (-48%), Baja California (-46%), Guerrero (-46%), Querétaro ( 46%); State of Mexico (-45%), Morelos (-42%), Tlaxcala (-38%), Durango (-35%), Tabasco (-35%), Hidalgo (-29%) and Zacatecas (-16%) .

For his part, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Federal Health, urged not to use the call to limit mobility, as a justification for violating human rights, since “In Mexico half of the population lives day by day and this represents a legitimate motivation to attend (or participate in) the public space, "he said.

"The [strategy of] intervention [in Mexico] is aimed at the structural elements that make people move: work, go to school or take children to school, and recreational activities," said the federal official during the daily follow-up conference regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico."


 ~ From Zeta:

Que paso AMLO ?

AMLO Asegura:" Se ha Podido Domar la Epidemia (COVID)"; Datos Oficiales Dicen La Contrario
Por, Eduardo Andrade Uribe

"Hours after the President of the Republic Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared yesterday that in Mexico "the epidemic has been tamed" by COVID-19, the General Director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, maintained at a press conference that the suspected cases and confirmed by contagion of the respiratory disease still show "an upward trend".

The president had said that, unlike other places where "unfortunately" the disease has exploded, in this country its incidence "has been horizontal and this has allowed us to prepare very well, to have everything that is required of medical equipment " He even assured that there is "availability of up to 70% of intensive care beds, with ventilators."

As part of his "Sunday message", issued from the National Palace, AMLO thanked the population "because the measures are being followed to the letter and this has helped us a lot", because according to what he said "we do not have an overflow, we are not saturating hospitals ”.

At the press conference that the Ministry of Health offered yesterday, Sunday, April 26, Alomía Zegarra added that in a period of 24 hours, 835 new infection tables had been presented. He acknowledged that in the last three days there had been a "downward trend", in any case, it must be remembered that this was data corresponding to the weekend, which could affect "the level of demand for medical care."

He stressed that "we are still in days and weeks where we expect the curve (epidemic) to continue upward," which contradicted the president.

In terms of hospital occupancy, on Friday the 24th it emerged that in Mexico City the Hospital Espanol and 6 health sector centers were saturated. In the case of the private clinical unit, a sign was in fact placed in its facilities indicating that the capacity at that location, to serve patients with COVID-19, had been exceeded.

Precisely, the Hospital Espanol maintains information on its website that "for the moment" does not have available beds to serve patients with COVID-19. " 

Besides, doctors from the Regional General Hospital ,Dr. Carlso Mac Gregor Sánchez Navarro (IMSS) went into unemployment this Monday due to lack of personnel, equipment and supplies to avoid protection to attend to coronavirus cases, which calls into question another AMLO statement issued yesterday and relative the country is properly prepared with specialists to care for people with this condition.

As stated by Alomía Zegarra, regarding general hospital beds, "not intensive care", there is still 80% availability. The general director of Epidemiology expressed that this percentage is nationwide; hence, he specified that Baja California and Mexico City "are practically approaching or are already in the middle of their occupation", with 53 and 51 percent of units available respectively.

Regarding beds with ventilators, he stated that in this state and in CDMX there is an availability of 69 and 72 percent, ranking as the entities with the highest occupancy.

However, the Secretary of Health in Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico, reported on Monday that in the hospitals of the State Health Secretariat that operate in the “reconverted” modality, the occupation is 67%, with 104 beds and 45 ventilators available; while those of the Mexican Social Security Institute are 72.3% occupied and have "168 beds and 22 free ventilators" at the state level. In the case of support institutions, the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE) is at 56.2% of its capacity, with 60 available beds and the ISSSTECALI, at 74.6 with 41 beds.

Thus, as for the average that the federal government handled in the case of BC, the numbers issued locally are reversed, with the global percentage (for all the institutions involved in this entity) being 67.525 per cent of occupation.

Pérez Rico, stated that "Our whole country is being painted in a more intense color, which is as the cases increase." Since yesterday, he warned that as of today BC would enter a "critical stage" due to the risk of contagion, a comment that this April 27 endorsed: "two very difficult weeks are coming for Baja California."

According to the latest official reports, in Mexico there are 4,972 cases of contagion in the "active" modality and in total 14,677 infectious cases have been reported. Meanwhile, Baja California has 1,345 accumulated cases, with 37 registered in the last 24 hours, making it the third place for infections nationwide.

Finally, in what corresponds to deaths from coronavirus, the figure in this entity is 177, which places it in second place, below Mexico City."


This one will make you sick, it did me:

~ From Zeta:

Bonilla Reculo: Reabre Empresas No Escenciales 


"Safran negotiated reopening with the Governor and, under pressure from the United States government, restarted operations. Work stoppages and complaints of the operation of companies continue; achieve suspension of activities in Parker, Hyundai and Hisense"

["...the business leader explained that both the Baja California and the Mexican governments are receiving pressure from the United States consular body and from President Donald Trump himself to
re start certain operations that are essential to the American Union."]


"Nine days were enough for Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez to change his strategy, and inexplicably stopped reporting how many companies are suspended for continuing to operate despite the fact that their activity is not essential in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Little remains of the belligerent attitude shown by the Governor on April 10, declaring that the Smiths Medical plant had been closed because it was not essential for Baja Californians despite the fact that it manufactures medical supplies.

Far away was the speech that because of his commitment to the people he would not give in to the "great pressure" he had when Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called him to open that company, which finally agreed to sell part of its production and help the state government to acquire ventilators to restart its operation.

The change was not only reflected in the words of Bonilla Valdez, who in recent days has struggled to minimize the respiratory illness caused by SARS CoV2, but in the number of companies that suspended operations.

Official data indicates that from April 18 (the last day that the Secretary of Labor, Sergio Moctezuma Martínez López appeared in the president's morning message) to Tuesday the 21st, the operation of six companies in BC were suspended, when the daily average had been 54 companies. The highest number was achieved on April 12, with 261.

At press time, in the global cumulative, the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) suspended operations of 632 companies since April 7, bringing the total of 78,611 workers sent home.
The turnaround in Baja California occurs when the entire country is already in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 epidemic and the State ranks third in infections, with 852 confirmed cases, and second in deaths, with 96.

While the health authority at the federal level declares that in this Phase 3 the virus spreads rapidly, so there is an urgent need to suspend massive activities, including non-essential companies, in Baja California the governor is silent on the reopening of companies such as Safran , whose production is mainly focused on the aerospace sector, where a COVID-19 case had been confirmed at its Parque Pacífico plant in Tijuana.

On April 14, after a group of workers stopped activities, the head of the STPS went to the factory and, after referring to the agreement of the Federal Ministry of Health, asked managers to send staff to their homes along with enjoying their full salaries until April 30.

In its edition from April 17 to 23, ZETA reported that in said inspection, directors of that company had shown a letter from Foreign Minister Ebrard addressed to the president of Safran, according to Martínez López, who specified that the ventilators that the company would produce would not be produced in Baja California, where he is dedicated to the manufacture of aerospace equipment.

The closure determined by the state STPS was accepted by the company on April 14, however, on Monday, 20, workers reported that they had been contacted to restart operations the following day:

"Hello team, good morning. A few moments ago, Dave Harris and Greta Parra, through a conference, just informed us that we received authorization from the BC Government to restart operations tomorrow Tuesday 4/21/20 at our normal hours ”, with the exception of the staff considered as a vulnerable group and those people who would not be required, since the "start would be gradual".

Regarding this, Carlos Higuera, president of Tijuana's Economic and Industrial Development (Deitac), commented that Safran and Honeywell "sat down with the governor to talk and reach an agreement", since the former "has contracts with the United States Military, then, this is where the pressure comes from to open these operations. ”

The business leader explained that both the Baja California and the Mexican governments are receiving pressure from the United States consular body and from President Donald Trump himself to
restart certain operations that are essential to the American Union.

"We know that the pressure from the United States is far above a President of Mexico and much more than a governor, really the pressure exerted by companies of this type, especially those related to the US Military, are going to have all the media, of all kinds, politicians, diplomats, etc., to listen to and assert their rights, and this is no exception, "said Higuera.


With the revelation of more suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus of workers in the manufacturing sector, the activity stoppages have even been extended to those plants with essential activity, such as Surgical Specialties , in the medical sector.

Others, such as Parker Baja Servicios, SA de CV (mechanical sector) faced two stoppages this week until the company gave in to the workers' demand to suspend operations. In this, a group of employees reported that in the two plants in Mesa de Otay in Tijuana, the healthy distance was not respected, there is also no antibacterial gel and they received a reusable fabric mouthpiece that must be washed daily.

On Tuesday, April 21, after lunchtime was up at the Hisense plant in Rosarito, a group of people refused to return to their respective production lines. Given this, the managers decided to suspend operations throughout the plant for two weeks, during which time the company will pay full wages.

According to testimonies collected by ZETA , the electronic sector company continued to operate despite the fact that its activities were not essential; however, all the employees interviewed agreed that they took their temperature at the beginning and at the end of their working day, they were provided with mouth covers and gloves, and they were placed taking care of the healthy distance.

The same day, Hyundai suspended the operation of all its plants in the State, after a group of workers stopped work at the plant located near La Presa, demanding that activities be suspended.
Jesús Javier Medina Duarte, general secretary of the Mexico Moderno Union, said the workers' demonstration accelerated a cessation of activities program that had been established between the union and the company, which had previously obtained a permit from the state government to continue working , documenting that he had an urgent order for refrigerated trailer boxes (for transporting medicine and food).

He said that on Monday it was learned that a worker at Hyundai plant 1 died as a result of COVID-19 and from there "we all panicked ". That would explain why the workers decided to stop work and not wait for their plant to suspend operations according to what was agreed, said the representative of the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants.

Another complaint referred to ZETA that in the Alaris BD plant , the Human Resources area had not granted paid rest days to a person who had temperature, cough, muscle pain and headache.
In this regard, Juan Pablo Solís, general manager of the company, assured in an interview with this Weekly that since the epidemic began, the plant takes the temperature on all shifts to everyone who enters the company, mouth covers are used and Filters were implanted so that whoever was unwell could go to the medical service.

The executive acknowledged that the company has a couple of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of workers working in administrative areas. They are already recovering at home.

Since the agreement issued by the federal Health Secretariat on March 31, just over 400 people who are considered to be in the vulnerable group have been sent home with full wages and more transportation routes have been implemented so that workers have a healthy distance.

Medina Duarte stressed that the operation of the Tijuana plant is essential, since the intravenous sets that are used by about 85% of hospitalized people are manufactured there. These products go to institutions of the Health Sector in Mexico and are also exported.


Another person, who works at Grupo NAPS, reported that the maquila where he works, which makes cables for oil platforms, informed them that he would not pay full wages to his collaborators to suspend operations, despite the fact that the authority had said it was his obligation.

“They told us that if they were to give us time they would pay us only 60% of the salary, that an agreement was being made and that we should sign it”, but given the refusal of some, “we do not know what will happen because the in charge of human resources ”, he added.

In addition, they warned that the company asked to sign a sheet in which they allegedly stated that they were aware of the situation and that it would serve the company to support the endorsement of the workers, without actually accepting it and specifying the conditions of said agreement, pointed out the discontents.

Heriberto Galindo, president of the Industry Human Resources Association in Tijuana, confirmed that not all workers are being paid full wages.

In the vast majority of companies, staff are working directly and were sent home "with their 100% salary," but in those who do home office there is great variation, "there are many who are paying 100% , others who reached an agreement to work partially and make partial payments. ”

Carlos Higuera, from Deitac, indicated that what actually happened is that large companies paid 100% R, as many larger companies reached an agreement close to 100%, and the smaller ones, which are not directly maquiladores, negotiated some type of percentage, which on average ranges around 50%.

For his part, Galindo pointed out that around 90 thousand people from the manufacturing sector are at home, with which 130 thousand companies in BC have suspended operations.

After referring to the fact that the International Monetary Fund estimated that 2.9 million jobs will be lost in Mexico, he considered it necessary for workers, government and companies to unite to reactivate the economy and “not lose our sources of employment, because if that happens, it will not There will be money available to our government to replace wages, and this will lead to more insecurity in our regions, "he warned.


On April 17, Index and state government officials agreed to establish an intersecretary group to analyze and, where appropriate, authorize requests from companies that require continued operations, arguing essential activity.

Carlos Higuera, president of one of the organizations that participates with the STPS, SEST, Cofepris and SSa, commented that until Thursday, April 23, one hundred companies had made the request. Of these, 10% refer to companies whose activity was suspended and require a process of maintenance and / or shipment of raw materials, with a minimum of personnel.

All the documents were sent to the State Government and it is expected that until next week there will be a response to the requests. The Commissioner of the Federal Commission against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), David Gutiérrez Inzunza, agreed on this, confirming that so far no company is guaranteed to operate.

The authority's decision will be based on three criteria: that the company is essential, in accordance with its articles of incorporation, its contracts and the veracity of what is being reported "because lately all are essential," Gutiérrez stressed, in addition to complying with adequate prevention or sanitation measures.

"Another requirement is that they have a reintegration plan for their work teams, that is, that the restart be gradual," Higuera additionally noted."

 More reports within original link.


I feel kind of sick right now.  I hate Donald Trump. Well, up in the states I think one of our most fave reporters is Juan Gonzalez. If you haven't already, take a look at what he has to say where the USA is headed, and BTW, all the reports are so terrific. I'm sorry Mexico, I know apologies are never enough.

~ From Democracy Now ! 

Juan Gonzalez: "Make No Mistake : This Country Is Eding Closer to Neo-Fascist Authoritarianism"


Back with the drug war stats later.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Edith Heath Pottery ! Current Stats of Local Drug War and The Virus: March ends with 162 executions in Tijuana - YTD Tij = 476 Dead - Statewide YTD = 633 Dead - Conditions For Preparedness of COVID-19 in Baja California No Es Bueno - Jesus On the MainLine Come In Jesus !-

Edith Heath Pottery! Hippie dishes !

Edith Heath

For eons I have had a pottery addiction - I've managed to collect a complete set of red marked Spode (which was stashed in the basement of a person's house in London during WWII), a set of Mason's Regency (with the little bug) from 1949 also from England, many James Borsey /Wade of Ireland pieces and early (pre WWII )Rosenthal pieces from Europe. For everyday use, I've stuck with Franciscan Desert Rose pieces from the '50's.

Just prior to the virus, I had my eye set on Edith Health pieces of dinnerware which I always wanted but were too expensive for me.  Actually, you can still buy freshly made Edith Heath , and I love the redwood plates, but they are pricey.  So lately during the virus I've been able to pick up several dinner and salad plates from ebay from across the country.  Since I missed the Edith Heath boat for years, I feel I'm making up for lost time and Mike really likes them.  So far, I've collected 6 perfect Rimmed Mojave dinner plates ,3 rimmed Mojaves with just a bit of damage, one perfect avocado 1970's cereal bowl, and several  71/2 rimmed salad plates in the redwood and brown colors .  So, it looks like these will be our go to plates now, and it's lots of fun - a destressor in the time of the virus.

Hope you guys out there are holding up and staying healthy.


The Local Drug War Stats:

Zeta  reports this morning the month of March ended with 162 executions in Tijuana, giving Tijuana a YTD total 476 dead.  Statewide, YTD recorded are 633 executions.  So, you can see a tiny reduction, but not much.  It is still at the point where the drug war deaths far outnumber the virus deaths. In fact, you can get a birds eye view of  40% of the drugland territories here. 

Cierra Marzo Con 162 Homicidios Dolosos en Tijuana 


The Covid Virus Stats, Local & Nationwide:

First of all, I am still waiting on reports regarding the 28 - 70 students infected by the virus in Cabo San Lucas, BCS.  What we don't know with absolute certainty is if these people were infected prior to their flight, or even became infected on their private flight down to Cabo. Plus we don't know how many other people were infected by these students down in Cabo or how many other people were infected by the students when several of them took a public flight home.  So, before we start jumping through hoops, let's keep an eye on this situation; however, these students were really dumb - the US government had issued an advisory warning for non-essential travel but they, the students chose to travel anyways.  Speaking of travel, Mike reports only  four of the Sentri Lanes have been open very early in the mornings and the lines are backed up once again with tons of people crossing into the USA in the normal lanes at San Ysido POE.  Unsure of where they are going - work related?

Keep in mind these numbers will change and here is a link from WHO if you are following the virus around the globe with daily updates.

  ~ All Reports From Zeta: 04/01/20

Suman Tres Muertes en Baja California por Civid-19, Uno en Tijuana y Dos en Mexicali
Por, Uriel Saucedo

"The deaths in Baja California by COVID-19 have already accumulated two more cases, in addition to the one reported yesterday in the city of Mexicali, with three cases until this Wednesday, April 1, reported the state secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, during the morning conference.

 The victims are two men, one from Tijuana and the other from Mexicali, one between the ages of 50 and 54, and the other between the ages of 60 and 64. All three had obesity problems and diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
With 43 confirmed cases, 15 in Tijuana and 28 in Mexicali, Baja California continues in position number 11 in the states of the republic with a patient infected with COVID-19; One of these patients is a woman 7 months pregnant, who became infected after a family member returned from abroad.
Pérez Rico reported that out of every 100 tests that are done, 15 are coming out positive, also indicated that of the 43 positives, 26 are recovering at home and eight have had to be hospitalized.
149 people are suspected, 83 from Tijuana, 38 in Mexicali, 22 in Ensenada, 2 in Playas de Rosarito, 1 in Tecate and 3 in Vicente Guerrero, San Quintín. Among the suspects is the case of a one-month-old baby, who presented symptoms after the mother tested positive.
He stressed that in patients who have died, they have realized that they died four or five days after presenting the first symptoms. Some characteristics of infected people are that they are mostly men, between 45 and 54 years old, and have a history of smoking, hiv, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

The Secretary of Health emphasized that COVID-19 is a disease that can affect all groups in society regardless of age, so he invited citizens to continue with preventive actions, such as healthy distance, avoiding leaving Unless necessary, do not make any contact when greeting, constantly washing your hands, or using antibacterial gel, and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.

For his part, the governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla, spoke of the arbitrary increases in food stores, said that these actions, raising prices, hiding the merchandise and generating the idea that there are food shortages, will incite the population for him to loot.

"They can't do that because the only result is going to be that people are going to get angry and forcefully enter those markets. My recommendation is not to be voracious, give the prices that they should be, because they are creating very bad faith throughout the community, and no government will see them overlap.

We are not in favor of any looting, but we are also not in favor of the commercial abuse that they are doing to the public, "stressed Bonilla Valdez.
Of the Integrative Migrant Center, he said that they have 193 people, well below capacity, so they are planning to use the center installed in Mexicali, as a hospital for those infected with COVID-19."

The local medical supply Information:

 Incertidumbre por Falta de Sumistros -  03/27/20
Por, Angela Torres Lozano y Uriel Saucedo

"With a population of 3.3 million inhabitants, Health Secretary Alfonso Pérez Rico estimates that in Baja California there will be 5 thousand people infected by coronavirus, 500 of severity. The official explained that not all health personnel will receive protective equipment, "they will be delivered according to the level of exposure they will have with COVID-19 patients," he announced."

Doctors and nurses from all health institutions in Baja California are in uncertainty about the challenge they face due to the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in the State, and they do not have the infrastructure and sufficient medical supply.

In the week that ends, the administrators of clinics and hospitals of the Social Security of Tijuana, Playas de Rosarito and the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE), reported that employees who were over 65 years old or Morbidity -hypertension, obesity, diabetes, or some immunosuppressive disease- would not show up for work. Those who would continue to work would have to do so without protective equipment.

At IMSS Regional Hospital Number 1, doctors reported that they put together their kits to care for patients arriving with respiratory diseases, regardless of whether it is COVID-19 or some other.
"In a plastic bag we put gloves, a mouthpiece that we can get, a disposable hat, a gown and glasses, but when their validity ends we have to discard them, it is obvious that we are afraid," said an employee.

At Clinica 17, located in Rosarito, another worker reiterated: "We do not have enough respirators for other illnesses, much less for a contingency like the one that is going to start because of COVID-19."
In the Institute of Security and Social Services for Government and Municipal Workers of the State of Baja California (Issstecali) the situation is not better.

“A few days ago a woman came, not so old, she has a picture and initial diagnosis for atypical pneumonia, but it is not that, and they did not want to do the coronavirus test because she had no travel history, but she was negative for influenza and all the others, so they did it and we are waiting for results, but now nobody wants to get closer, we have no way to protect ourselves ”, he explained.
In this situation, some doctors from IMSS clinics have decided to ask the public for donations and to buy special suits from their bags. They know that the directors of the Institute have this team, but they keep it safe, for when the high point of the pandemic occurs.

“Here we have (sic) several doctors that we are getting the teams, cardiologists, internists mainly, intensivists, pediatricians, geriatricians; as well as pulmonologists, epidemiologists, and infectologists, who will be the first line of defense. Please ask for support, ”said Doctor José Juan Trasviña Torres, through a live broadcast on March 25 from Plaza Las Palmas .


On the night of March 22, Mexico entered Phase 2 of the pandemic, in an announcement made by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to the refusal of the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to accept the seriousness of the illness.
In Baja California, the first case of a patient confirmed with COVID-19 without having a travel history was registered on the night of Sunday, March 22 in Mexicali.
The statewide Phase 2 announcement was made the morning of March 24. The Secretary of Health, Alfonso Pérez Rico, accompanied by Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez, announced that they would initiate other measures, in addition to the social distancing that they had been promoting for weeks.   
They asked for support - they did not order - the closure of clubs, bars, gyms, churches and any non-essential establishments, and reported that the police would patrol beaches and parks to avoid crowds for entertainment purposes.

Another of the announced preventive measures was the reconversion of general hospitals, such as care centers for patients with COVID-19, which would imply the cancellation of scheduled non-vital surgeries, postponement of outpatient consultations and transfer of patients with other pathologies to other institutions. medical.

In Baja California -which has 3.3 million inhabitants according to the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics- it is estimated that around 5,000 people become infected with COVID-19, that is if its population abides by prevention and social distancing that have been promoted for three weeks.

Of those possible 5,000 cases, around 500 people will require hospitalization because of the virus or complications of their disease morbidity.
"In the third phase scenarios, where we are already talking about an epidemic dispersion, we are talking about 500 people who would need to hospitalize in the following three months," said Pérez Rico.
With social distancing measures, "the scenario we want is for those 500 to be, but in the next eight or nine months."
In any of the two scenarios, the plan is that the General Hospitals of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada would become the center of care for all patients with COVID-19, with a capacity of 150 beds available in each one, that is, 450 beds and 120 respirators throughout Baja California.
“We are going to have certain hospitals that are going to be designated as headquarters of COVID-19. There we will have the doctors who will manage all the patients with the disease, there we will have the highest concentration of supplies and those who will require a ventilator, ”he pointed out.
“Right now we don't need many beds, but we want to plan for when we have them. If we never use them, that's good, but yes, we need them to be there. "
Although they announced that the reconversion would start on March 23, at the close of this edition, there was not even the result of the census made between Health personnel and patients to determine how many would be transferred to other institutions.
Meanwhile, the rest of the patients who come to the Emergency Department, for services that do not have to do with respiratory diseases, will also be redirected to other ISSSTE hospitals, Issstecali and IMSS.

The strategy of turning General Hospitals into care centers for COVID-19 worries the workers of that institution in Tijuana. Interviewed, some say they have been trained while others deny it, in which all agree, is that they have not received the equipment that allows them to protect themselves from contagion. They also reported that medications are lacking and that the building is not in a condition to accommodate large numbers of patients requiring hospitalization.

Employees of the Health Sector who asked to omit their names detailed: “The situation in the General Hospital of Tijuana is a bit critical, we do not have enough supplies to solve the COVID-19 cases that may occur, we do not have mouth covers, we do not have gel antibacterial, we don't have enough soap. Nor have we seen that the equipment has arrived, such as the protective suit, we have not even had a meeting to know how we are going to work if there is a large influx of infected patients. "

One of the main concerns of hospital workers is the risk of contagion to their families because they work without protection and continue to wait for them to deliver what is required in a contingency like the current one: glasses, protective suit, covers mouths N95, boots , Hat and gloves

"Although not all staff will be in contact with infected patients, we will be at risk because we work in the same place, and all medical and nursing staff are in constant contact," said one of those affected.
As an example, they cited the German woman who entered the hospital facilities on March 16 as a suspected case of COVID-19. At that time, the paramedics who took her in the ambulance wore the necessary equipment to handle these types of patients, but when they arrived at the hospital, the doctors and nurses who received her only had cloth mouth covers, putting their health at risk.


Questioned about the lack of training for General Hospital personnel, the head of the Ministry of Health in Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico, assured that they did teach courses focused on personal protection, but they were not compulsory and some employees did not attend. They will retrain them because operational definitions are constantly changing.
"In the State we have given 24 thousand trainings in general in these six weeks, to know how many are going to the General Hospital of Tijuana, I would have to consult with the epidemiologist, but I invite those who have not been trained to come to the Epidemiology area to train them, ”said Pérez Rico.


Both Pérez Rico and the general director of Social Security, Zoé Robledo Aburto, have reported that they have the necessary supplies to attend the first stage of the contingency, but they will only be delivered to certain personnel.
Baja California does have them, but not all employees will receive them, since they will be delivered according to the level of exposure they will have with COVID-19 patients, “to avoid misusing the material due to fear and misinformation that could exist ”.
While Robledo Aburto had to go out and give a message to IMSS personnel, after ten demonstrations were held in different states of the Republic, demanding protective equipment for health personnel.
He contradicted the protesters and assured that since before the WHO declared Phase 2 they were already working on the delivery of supplies to the different delegations.
"We must prioritize those places where our battle will begin, such as the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City and those states where there are the largest number of confirmed cases," taking into account that BC is in place 8 and there are no deaths, for which delivery will not be immediate.
He also stressed that the Ministry of Finance made a consolidated purchase of supplies for all medical institutions, "all the material we have and will increase, will have the receipt of the Mexican Army in the 37 delegational warehouses and in the central warehouse in Vallejo, and the Sedena (Ministry of National Defense) will support the IMSS in the matter of distribution, ”confirmed the federal official.


On March 24, the national call for the hiring of doctors and nurses, especially specialists in the epidemiological area and internists, was launched, as there is also a need for staff.
Alonso Pérez Rico indicated that Army and Navy doctors will work hand in hand with Isesalud in the event of a contingency, since their hospitals are not suitable for managing patients suffering from COVID-19.
He also invited volunteer doctors who want to help during the looming crisis for the next three weeks. The idea is to integrate a census of health personnel for the time that is required.
Currently more than a thousand people work at the General Hospital, a figure that could be insufficient if the necessary measures are not taken.

Regarding the 10 billion pesos corresponding to the two-month periods from April to June that the Ministry of Finance announced that it advanced to the Health Institute for Welfare, Secretary Pérez Rico declared that he does not know, because the meetings with the Federation are still ongoing. , to determine how much money Baja California will have.
Although this resource will not be additional, but an advance of the contributions, he recognized that it will not be an inconvenience for the future, once the contingency passes, because the Federation is committed to providing additional support to the states if necessary once that justify the operating expenses during the following months.
Currently they are at 67% of supply of medicines and 100% in pediatric oncological medicine, in addition to the fact that the Health Sector has enough medicine to attend to the symptoms that "infected patients present".
Of the recently created Control Committee of COVID-19, he said that it was an initiative of Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez to make centralized decisions on the destination and organization of human and material resources. It will be made up of military authorities, the Health Secretariat, the Federal Government delegation in Baja California and some additional secretariats such as the Welfare Secretariat.
The Army's participation is to implement Plan DN-III and protect the food and medicine supplies that are strategically concentrated.
Shelters restrict new entries to prevent coronavirus infections
The National Institute of Migration (INM) announced that in the eight land access points to Baja California, as well as in the Comprehensive Centers for Attention to Migrants in Tijuana and Mexicali, the protocol for receiving repatriated migrants includes a medical check-up to detect if they are infected with the coronavirus.  
However, the various migrant shelters in Tijuana and Mexicali have not been trained regarding the protocol, nor has the Ministry of Health informed them how to handle suspected or confirmed cases.
Paulina Olvera, director of Espacio Migrante in Tijuana, commented that they developed a plan to prevent infections inside the shelter, where about 40 people live, mostly families waiting to receive asylum in the United States.

“They announced that there will no longer be hearings for those seeking asylum, and we think the shelters will not have enough space to serve these people when COVID-19 cases worsen. We do not have the resources or capacity to isolate someone, in Mexico there is no plan to care for people who are returned to this health crisis, ”he lamented.

For his part, José Moreno Mena, who chairs the Pro Migrant Defense Coalition, explained that there was an approach with the Ministry of Health after they issued a statement demanding preventive measures against the risk posed by the COVID-19 virus, but apart from the talk , did not receive any work plan to attend to coronavirus-related emergencies. They were only given a telephone number to receive information and resolve doubts, which they have called without receiving a response.
On Wednesday, March 18, after US President Donald Trump announced that those in the process of applying for asylum would be deported to Mexico, the delegate of the Federal Government in Baja California, Jesús Ruiz Uribe, declared that from Friday 20 to Monday 23 March they registered an average of 60 deportations and repatriations, and about 50 express expulsions; less than they were observing in previous weeks, when they received up to 500 people.

Government already resents COVID-2019

In addition to three state cabinet officials in isolation for suffering from a coronavirus, according to Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez at his last morning conference on Thursday, March 26, three other members of various government agencies are under guard by confirmation or by suspected COVID-19.

Three new reports have been mentioned in Mexicali, which would represent an alert for the authorities. The first, from a former commander of the State Ministerial Police, now the State Investigation Agency, who vacationed in Los Angeles, California two weeks ago, accompanied by his wife.

The agent close to former attorney Christian Colosio Lule, was on vacation when his condition was discovered, so the contact he had with other colleagues in the corporation was reduced. However, they had to take isolation measures in some of them awaiting confirmation.

Deputy Jorge García Alcibíades, who with that closeness spoke with the national leader of the Citizen Movement, Dante Delgado, and the former rector of the UABC, Alejandro Mungaray (they say they want him as a candidate), before celebrating on March 14 in Mexicali, your daughter's wedding. Act in which he received hundreds of people
The second case was formally disclosed on Wednesday 25, that of the federal deputy Jorge García Alcibíades, of the Citizen Movement, who was positive for the coronavirus, according to the political body, who requested that all persons who had contact with the 10 to March 12 at the work meetings in which García participated, take the appropriate care. He is under care at his home in Mexico City.
The same night, the Mexicali City Council had to re-analyze its protocols in a case that disrupted the close circle of Mayor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda. This is a first-rate official from the Public Relations area of ​​the City Council, who was sent to isolation for coronavirus symptoms, as was her entire team.
On Thursday, March 26, the Mexicali City Council announced that the security measures against the coronavirus, which has Mexico in Phase 2, will be strengthened. Among the new measures, is to close access to municipal offices, except in procedures that require urgent attention, in addition to maintaining health filters in all properties.
Similarly, citizens were asked to refrain from going out as far as possible, especially in houses where there are older adults, pregnant women, children and anyone with conditions such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension. Angela Torres Lozano "


 National stats:

Suman 29 Decesos por COVID-19 en Mexico, Hay 1,215 Casos Confirmados 
Por, Carlos Alvarez 

"In Mexico, up to March 31, there are 29 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Of these deaths, 10 percent women and 90 percent men, while the median age of people who died is 56 years.

José Luis Alomía Zegarra, General Director of Epidemiology, of the Ministry of Health (SSa) of the Federal Government, indicated that the highest number of deaths is in Mexico City, with 8; while Hidalgo, Jalisco and Sinaloa, with 3 each entity, and San Luis Potosí, with 2.
The federal official indicated that so far, there are 1,215 confirmed cases, 2,511 suspects and 6,282 cases that have been negative. Of these, 42 percent are women and 58 percent are men, while the average age is 42 years.
Of these cases, 16 percent of the patients are hospitalized and 84 percent are on an outpatient basis. As for the comorbidities that affect those infected by the virus, hypertension continues to lead, with 55.17 percent.
-Information in development… (Developing story...) "

Prior to that report, Carlos summarizes the "obstinacy" of AMLO in dealing with the virus:

Una Crisis Sin Respaldo
Por, Carlos Alvarez 


Update/edit 04/01/20 around 8PM: 

The Nationwide count has risen to 1,378 infected:

Mexico Registra 37 Fallecidos por el COVID-19 

In the last 24 hours , in Mexico there were eight deaths from coronaviruses , totaling 37 victims, health authorities reported on the afternoon of this Wednesday, April 1.

In the country, 1,378 cases have been confirmed, 3,827 suspects are being investigated and 7,073 have been ruled out.

The 37 people who have died from COVID-19 suffered from diabetes, hypertension or obesity, said José Luis Alomía Zegarra, general director of Epidemiology, from the National Palace.

"We have to stay home. If we all stay in our house, we will reduce the transmission speed. We will thus have a more manageable epidemic, "added Hugo López Gatell, Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion.
"The measures are aimed at very intensive mitigation. With health security measures we are reducing the mobility of 70 million people, "he added.

Just before the press conference, and after the inauguration of the Tlaxiaco hospital in Oaxaca, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, called on all the country's medical personnel to surrender to the noble cause of saving lives in front of the pandemic.

At the afternoon conference, the COVID-19MX application for mobile devices was also presented, which, according to what they pointed out, will help to guide the symptoms of coronavirus and will facilitate contact with the Ministry of Health.
APP coverage will be nationwide and will be available to Androind. They explained that soon they will do it for iOS."
To download it enter here:
With information from SinEmbargo

 end edit.



We will be keeping an eye on the situation.