Mexico eyes measures at border to deter coronavirus threat from U.S.

Mexico eyes measures at border to deter coronavirus threat from U.S.
Bridge 1, Nuevo Laredo, MX. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – Racists!  Note that the relative paucity of infections in Mexico is a function of Mexico’s far lower level of air traffic from the Far East and Europe.  Canada, by contrast, which has a more U.S.-like level of international air traffic — i.e., relative to the size of the population — has a commensurately higher number of infections and deaths than Mexico.]

Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow the spread of the coronavirus into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people.

Mexico so far has confirmed 16 cases of the coronavirus, with no deaths. In the United States, 41 people have died.

Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said contagion from the United States was a threat.

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“If it were technically necessary to consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance we would have to take into account not that Mexico would bring the virus to the United States, rather that the United States could bring it here,” he told a news conference.”

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