Mexico asks residents to stay home for a month to slow coronavirus as cases rise

by Reuters
Sunday, 29 March 2020 01:29 GMT

MEXICO CITY, March 28 (Reuters) - Mexico's deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell called on Saturday on all residents in Mexico to stay at home for a month, saying it was the only way to reduce the transmission rate of the coronavirus.

Mexican health authorities said there was a total of 848 confirmed cases in Mexico as of Saturday, 131 more than the previous day, and 16 deaths. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito & Diego Ore, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

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