Faced with a new outbreak threatening the country, the Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, revealed new restrictions and measures to be followed by businesses and citizens to reduce the number of coronavirus infections in the capital.
The closing of all non-essential businesses from 7:00 PM is one of the main restrictions imposed, according to Sheinbaum. She also announced that the epidemiological traffic light system of the city will remain orange, but with a warning, as there is a considerable increase in hospitalizations.
“We are on the edge of the orange traffic light. It’s a call for citizens to support all of us and reduce the amount of hospitalizations,” the officer explained. The spike in hospitalization rates took place from November 12 to November 19, as Mexico City went from 4,247 occupied beds to more than 4,500; that is, 349 hospitalizations more in the last seven days.