The Ministry of Health (SSa), reported that in the new coronavirus epidemiological alert traffic light (COVID-19), which will enter into force as of next Monday, November 23, the states of Campeche and Chiapas will be in green.
While, two states will be in red, 14 in orange and 14 in yellow. The validity of the new measure is two weeks, although it could change earlier if the authorities consider that the occupation of beds and positivity of infections increased considerably.
Dr. Ricardo Cortés, Director of Health Promotion, explained that the entities will be as follows:
Red (maximum risk of contagion)
Orange (high risk)
– Baja California
– New Lion
– San Luis Potosi
– Mexico state
– Mexico City
Yellow (moderate risk)
– Baja California Sur
It should be remembered that color Red At the COVID-19 traffic light, it indicates the highest risk of contagion, where only essential economic activities are allowed and it is called to stay at home.
For color orange Essential economic activities are allowed, as well as non-essential companies, although the latter with 30% of their personnel operating in person with strict sanitary measures.
In color yellowOn the other hand, all work activities are allowed, as long as people in risk groups are taken care of, public spaces are restored outdoors and there is limited capacity indoors.
Finally, in the color verde All activities are allowed, including those related to school, face-to-face classes and the educational environment in general at all levels.
On this occasion, the authorities indicated that there are six states in orange that are at high risk, This means they could step back and go back to the red light, forcing to close again activities considered non-essential.
“The epidemic is still active, it has an upward trend, this phenomenon is concentrated in eight states, the rest have a decline phase, four states have a plateau phase, today a green traffic light was added, which was Chiapas, but they persist two red traffic lights: Chihuahua and Durango, and there are six states that are in a very intense orange, which are close to turning red and it is very important that they take the corresponding measures to reduce the risk ”, Hugo López-Gatell explained this afternoon , Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion.
Among the states that are in orange but with alert is Mexico City. In this context, the head of local government, Claudia Sheinbaum has taken some measures to try to control contagions, such as Prohibition.
“We are on the edge of the orange traffic light. The call to citizens to support us and lower hospitalization, “said the president.
From the National Palace, they reported that this Friday 20 of November, They have registered 1,025,969 cases of accumulated infections of coronavirus. Furthermore, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 100,823 deaths.
The above represents that there was an increase in 6,426 infected in the last 24 hours, as well as 719 deaths.
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