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Mexico’s Health Ministry Recommends Masks But Won’t Require Them

HeadlineJul 30, 2020

In Mexico, coronavirus deaths have topped 45,000. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador continues to resist calls for a mask mandate, even as his government’s health ministers urged Mexicans to cover their faces to stop the spread of the disease.

Dr. Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez: “The Mexican government, as I announced this morning, recommends the use of face masks. But we’ve also been very clear — and when the explanation comes, some people get upset — that we’re not going to make it an obligatory measure from the Mexican government.”

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