Mexico has entered a new Covid-19 phase today, reopening certain sectors of the economy under its new plan deemed the “new normal.”

Mining, construction and the “fabrication of transport equipment” such as the auto parts industry are now considered essential as they slowly begin reopening with safety measures that factories and its employees must adhere to.

This comes as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador begins a tour Monday in the state of Quintana Roo where Cancún is located, his first trip since late March.

The state is preparing to reopen the tourism sector among other activities.

During his press conference Monday morning held at Isla Mujeres, López Obrador addressed the importance of reactivating the national economy “for the good of the people,” while adding that this needs to be done cautiously and carefully.

The new phase also comes as Mexico’s newly reported cases and deaths continue to rise at the worst sustained levels since the outbreak began.

The death toll is expected to surpass 10,000 when new numbers are reported Monday evening. As of Sunday, Mexican health authorities reported 90,664 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 9,930 confirmed deaths.

Source: CNN News

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