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AMLO government declares 30-day national mourning for the victims of COVID-19 in Mexico



The Government of AMLO declared a 30-day national mourning for the deaths of those registered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the positive cases that have occurred in the country.

The decree was published this afternoon in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

Deaths in Mexico from this cause rose this Friday to 55,908, from 55,293 registered on Thursday, while positive cases reached 511,369, according to José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology.

This means that, in one day, 5,618 new cases of coronavirus were registered, since on Thursday a total of 505,751 cases were registered.

As a sign of national mourning, the hoisting of the National Flag at half mast is agreed, during the period from August 13 to September 11.

The foregoing, with the exception of the days provided for in article 18, section I of the Law on the National Shield, Flag and Anthem.

In addition, “the public servants of the agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration that are carrying out their functions, will observe a minute of silence daily at 12:00 noon,” the document dictates.

The Ministry of Health reported this Friday that Campeche is the first state to go to the yellow level of the epidemiological traffic light, while six more entities are on a red traffic light, with maximum alert, and the rest in orange.

The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV2 virus disease pandemic as a public health emergency and international interest on March 11, so from that date to the present it has issued various recommendations for the Governments globally.

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