Mexico Ending Daily Pandemic Briefings Saying Situation Is Now Stable

By Kendal Blust
Published: Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:52pm
Updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:57am

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Hugo Lopez-Gatell
Gobierno de México
Hugo López-Gatell

Friday marks the last day of nightly pandemic press conferences in Mexico. Officials say the situation no longer calls for constant updates.

After 15 months, the evening briefings have become a staple of the pandemic response in Mexico. But Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said it’s time to cut back on the daily reports.

The pandemic has been waning in Mexico for the past five months, with most of the country’s 32 states now considered low or moderate on the federal coronavirus risk scale. And official daily case and death counts have remained stable over the past week.

Though still far behind the United States, vaccination rates also continue to climb in Mexico. As of Thursday, 36.4 million doses had been administered, with 14.7 million people fully vaccinated. That’s just less than 12% of the country’s population.

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