Filter for Mexico Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
nonessential businesses are required to shut their doors by 5:00 p.m. on a daily basis.
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public transit is only permitted to operate at 50% capacity
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2020-07-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
restrictions on people’s movement between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nonessential services have also been suspended
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Governor Mauricio Vila has once again implemented a ley seca, or dry law, prohibiting the purchase of alcohol all week
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2020-07-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
residents are banned from using their cars between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nonessential businesses must shut by 6:00 p.m. and the state’s marinas have been closed.
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the southern half of Quintana Roo returned to "red light" restrictions. churches, theaters, hair salons, malls and bars to close.
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
security authorities partially shut down the downtown areas of cities in 38 municipalities
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2020-07-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
businesses are only permitted to operate at 30% capacity
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2020-07-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
police are carrying out patrols to ensure that citizens comply with restrictions.
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2020-07-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
‘New normal’ coming to Mexico’s beaches with new rules. 4-meter social distancing will be required on the beach and in the water. The new beach rules will establish a limit of 40 people per 1,000 square meters of beach space.
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Authorities have announced that 34 neighborhoods in Mexico City will be subjected to tightened restrictions on Wednesday, July 15. The areas affected will be placed under the ’red’ level (the highest on a four-tier scale), denoting that residents should not leave their homes unless for essential purposes.
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2020-07-13 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities have announced that 34 neighborhoods in Mexico City will be subjected to tightened restrictions on Wednesday, July 15. The areas affected will be placed under the ’red’ level (the highest on a four-tier scale), denoting that residents should not leave their homes unless for essential purposes.
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels will be required to operate at a capacity of 25 percent, and restaurants may only provide takeaway services.
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
City officials will go house to house in the identified colonias and pueblos to provide medical advice, carry out health checks and perform Covid-19 tests, while health "kiosks" will be set up in the maximum risk areas for the same purposes.
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The government will also carry out information campaigns, including by loudspeaker, that seek to educate residents about coronavirus prevention measures and encourage them to stay at home.
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Families with a member who has tested positive for Covid-19 will be provided with food, medical and financial aid and doctors will offer medical advice to patients in home quarantine.
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2020-07-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Land border restrictions with the US, which were introduced due to COVID-19, were extended through July 21
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2020-07-04 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
several Mexican border states announced they would establish temperature checks for visitors coming from the U.S., or require they show have hotel reservations or are engaged in some essential business or work activity.
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2020-07-04 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
re-closing of the Centro area "is not a punishment, it is simply a pause in the voyage." The Mexico City government said Friday it will re-close some of the streets and businesses allowed to open during the week in the capital’s historic colonial-era downtown, after crowding and a lack of sanitary measures were reported at some stores.
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2020-07-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Mexico tightens border to U.S. southern states ahead of 4th of July celebrations as coronavirus cases spike. Sonora is closing its border to nonessential travel starting Saturday and travelers at checkpoints in Nogales, Agua Prieta, Sonoyta and San Luis Rio Colorado, could be turned away.
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Mexico City’s historic center will reopen
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
hotels and restaurants will be able to resume operations at a 50 percent capacity.
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Businesses have been given permission to reopen
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
city’s metro service will resume
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2020-06-29 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Around 1 million face shields will be handed out to metro passengers in an attempt to lower infection rates
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2020-06-29 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Land border restrictions with the US, which were introduced due to COVID-19, will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work, including healthcare professionals, and those working in cargo and trade.
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2020-06-29 Out Socio-economic measures: Humanitarian exemptions
Land border restrictions with the US, which were introduced due to COVID-19, will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work, including healthcare professionals, and those working in cargo and trade.
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Nuevo Leon, home to the city of Monterrey, declared a weekend curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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2020-06-19 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
professional services and some other workers are allowed go back from Friday.
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
city government created the COVID-19 Case Detection, Protection and Protection Program, which contemplates increasing the application of daily tests, as well as monitoring cases reported to 51515 and Locatel, with the in order to provide the necessary care to those who require it.
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2020-06-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
city government created the COVID-19 Case Detection, Protection and Protection Program, which contemplates increasing the application of daily tests, as well as monitoring cases reported to 51515 and Locatel, with the in order to provide the necessary care to those who require it.
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Ministry of Health currently uses tests based on molecular biology (PCR), since due to their specificity and sensitivity they are the most suitable for models of epidemiological surveillance and diagnosis of patients.
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2020-06-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border restrictions with US extended through July 21
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2020-06-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Small shops will be able to reopen on Thursday while professional services and some other workers are allowed go back from Friday.
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2020-06-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Under a phased reopening announced by Mexico City’s authorities, about 340,000 factory workers returned to their jobs on Tuesday
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
beaches reopened in Baja California Sur, home to the popular twin resorts of Los Cabos.
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Hotels and restaurants can only operate at 30% capacity
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel curbs were lifted.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People are being urged to follow social-distancing measures.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Parks in Mexico City re-opened to a third of their capacity.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
national social distancing measures to be lifted on Monday, June 1
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2020-06-01 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The government will subsequently assess the readiness of individual states to reopen in phase 3, which will begin in June, by using a color-coded system
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Free license digital tools provided for people to work, study or learn from home
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
construction sector and automobile manufacturers resumed operations
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2020-05-28 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
In Mexico they enable an exclusive jail for prisoners infected with Covid-19
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Authorities extend travel restrictions at US border until June 22 applies to recreational travel, while cargo, trade, and healthcare workers will still be allowed to cross the border. The ban does not apply to air travel.
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2020-05-18 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
economic activity will resume in 269 municipalities with low numbers of COVID-19 cases from Monday, May 18.
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2020-05-18 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
During the second phase, which will last from May 18 to Saturday, May 31, the country will prepare for national social distancing measures to be lifted on Monday, June 1, by training businesses and workers on hygiene measures
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2020-05-13 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Authorities announce three phase-plan to ease COVID-19 lockdown
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Mexico’s shared border with the US will remain closed until Tuesday, May 19. The closure applies to recreational travel, while cargo, trade, and healthcare workers will still be allowed to cross the border.
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Psychological support for health workers.
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Traffic is limited by a 10 p.m. curfew.
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Checkpoints installed in the city of La Paz.
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Temporary closure of all public cemetery in La Paz.
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Traffic is limited to essential nature only before curfew, with single occupancy only in cars unless required. Traffic restrictions will be imposed to reduce traffic by 50 percent.
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The government of Hidalgo is now implementing the "Hoy No Circula" program. Private vehicles with license plates that end in 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0 are not permitted to drive on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. While private vehicles with plates that end in 1, 3, 5, and 7 will not drive on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, as well as the second and fourth Sundays of the month. These restrictions do not apply to vehicles operated by emergency and essential personnel, as well as private vehicles driven by people with disabilities or used for medical emergencies. Private vehicles can only hold a maximum of two people.
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
The use of masks is obligatory. Authorities can fine and/or arrest violators for up to 36 hours.
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2020-04-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension: All non-essential activities in the public, private and social sector are suspended until 30th of May. Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure.
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero, will be instituting the "Hoy No Circula" program. License plates that end in 0 and 1 will not drive on Monday; 2 and 3, on Tuesday; 4 and 5, on Wednesday; 6 and 7, on Thursday; 8 and 9, on Friday. There will be no restrictions for Saturday and Sunday traffic.
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Closure of non-essential businesses and shops in the city of Saltillo, Coahuilla. Essential activities are: distribution and sale of energy, gas stations and gas; generation and distribution of drinking water, food and non-alcoholic beverages industry, pharmacies and laboratories, food, supermarkets, self-service stores, grocery stores and sale of prepared foods; transport, gas and other fuel distributors, telecommunications and media.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Use of face coverings/masks in public areas is obligatory.
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Residents can only go out by themselves, for essential activities, and observing social distancing measures. The decree defines essential activities for citizens as the following: to purchase/obtain food and essential items; to visit hospitals and establishments to receive health services; to work in essential activities; to return home; to care for elderly, disabled, or children; to move to and from financial or insurance establishments; and to deliver donations of food and "first necessity items" to public and private NGOs for distribution to underprivileged families.
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
One-day-per week vehicule prohibition, now includes cars that previously were exempt (those with a 0 or 00 hologram and generally newer or low-emissions cars).
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to use facemasks in various states.
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2020-04-21 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Large gatherings have been prohibited, those in the state of Durango should remain in their houses unless there is a "justified reason;" and no more than three passengers in a car is permitted. Public parks and plazas and the center of Durango City have been closed. Non compliants will have to do community services.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Extension: Awareness campaign ’Jornada Nacional de sana distancia’ to encourage social distancing and hygiene extended until 30th of May.
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Authorities announced the country entered Phase 3 (the highest phase of three) as the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases intensifies
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
US and Mexican officials announced their shared border will be closed to non-essential travel for an additional 30 days, now until Tuesday, May 19, in efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Passengers and aircrew members arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Passengers and aircrew members arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All electoral processes, censuses, and surveys are postponed until further notice.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension of the joint initiative with the US, to close US-Mexico border to all non-essential travels. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. The mesure is extended for 30 days.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension of school closures in most municipality until the 30th of May.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transportation will operate at 50 percent capacity to maintain a healthy distance between users. Authorities have closed 20 percent of metro, Metrobus, and light rail stations.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Each hospital will be equipped to serve only people infected with coronavirus and will be located in the municipalities of Xicotepec, Tecamachalco, Huejotzingo, Acatlán de Osorio, Zacapoaxtla, and in the city of Puebla.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mandatory wearing of face masks in all public areas.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prohibition on recreational walking, running, and bicycling. Essential workers are encouraged to carry evidence of their positions at all times.
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Military deployment to protect hospital installations and health staffs.
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2020-04-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Authorities extend social distancing measures and business restrictions until May 30
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mandatory wearing of face masks in all public areas.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
The government deployed elements of the Mexican Armed Forces this week to the six states most affected by the virus to protect medical facilities and workers as well as escort shipments of medical supplies.
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business.
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Non-essential activities are suspended.
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings in assential sectors are limited to a maximum of 50 people.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All non-essential activities in the public, private and social sector are suspended until 30th of April. Mexicans aged bellow 60 are encouraged to self-quarantine whereas those aged above 60, pregnant women and people with health conditions are forced to self-quarantine. The lockdown must be implemented following a ’strict respect’ for human rights.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
National sanitary state of emergency
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools remain suspended until Monday, June 1
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
bars, clubs, zoos, saunas, gyms, and cinemas have also been ordered to close in Mexico City
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All electoral processes, censuses, and surveys are postponed until further notice.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
the governments of Jalisco and Michoacan states announced mandatory confinement for its residents following lack of compliance to nationwide social distancing efforts. Only individuals carrying out essential purchases and those seeking medical care will be exempt from the movement ban. Those that do not respect the confinement measures will be sanctioned
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
individuals in Jalisco are required to wear face masks in the public space.
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Federal Government announced the suspension of all non-essential activities.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Authorities announced 8 states will block flights from areas such as California (US) with a high COVID-19 case count.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call for the recruitment of staff specialized in intensive care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pneumology, infectious diseases and anesthesiology, as well as nurses specialized in intensive care and inhalation therapy, for the care of COVID-19.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Increased capacity due to added hospitals, medical equipments and vehicules from the military.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Interjet Airlines announced that it will temporarily suspend all its international routes as of Tuesday, March 24,
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gathering of more than 100 people are prohibited.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Between March 23 and April 19, the Mexican government has declared a social-distancing campaign to take preventive measure, avoid non-essential travels and take care of the elderly and vulnerables.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness campaign ’Jornada Nacional de sana distancia’ to encourage social distancing and hygiene until 19th of april.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Events of more than 5000 people should be postponed or cancelled.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Land border between the US and Mexico is close to all non-essential traffic (tourism and recreational travel) for 30 days. Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Until 20th of April.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Supreme court suspend sessions until 19th of April.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Football matches, concerts and large touristic events are suspended.
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2020-03-03 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business.Guests that require accommodation due to essential business activities are permitted to stay in hotels with a maximum occupancy of 15 percent and may be asked to provide an employer letter certifying the nature of their business. Non-resident foreign citizens currently in hotel accommodation must begin the process of returning home immediately.
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