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Health officials say Covid-19 crisis over in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — On Tuesday, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez called the Covid-19 heath crisis in Mexico, over. The Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion announced the end of the health emergency based on the May 5 declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO).

“These characteristics are fulfilled in the Mexican territory. In fact, they have been fulfilled for several months,” he said Tuesday morning during the Presidential press conference.

“Since the characteristics that the WHO has considered to suspend the public health emergency of international interest are met, this decision has also been made for the country itself.

“The President has signed a decree that puts an end to the validity of the original decree of March 23, 2020, in which the health emergency situation associated with Covid-19 was established,” he explained.

In a morning press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the official said that, consequently, the validity of the different agreements issued at the time by the General Health Council with the aim of instructing the emergency by Covid-19 will also be suspended.