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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday, April 26, that there are no signs in the country of a third wave of covid-19, but called on the population to maintain protective measures.

“There is no upward trend that could signify that there is going to be a third wave,” the president said during his regular daily press conference at the National Palace.

“Fortunately, the pandemic is on the decline, but we cannot neglect ourselves and say ‘the worst is over.’ We still have to wait. It is a very delicate matter.”

AMLO famously downplayed the covid-19 pandemic for months and refuses to this day to wear a mask.

He also wrongly stated that Mexico would not suffer a serious first wave of the disease, which, of course, it did.

Lopez Obrador said he hoped that during the course of this week, his administration will conclude the vaccination plan for all adults over 60 years old in the country, with at least one dose.

At the same time, the government is inoculating education personnel, after the country began its phased national vaccination plan in late December with frontline doctors and nurses, totaling 16.4 million doses to date.

According to the most recent report from Mexican health authorities, the country has accumulated 2,328,391 confirmed covid-19 cases, but most experts say that the real figure is at least twice that high since there is very little testing and many cases go undetected.

…April 28, 2021

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