The Evening Standard

Mexico becomes third worst country for coronavirus deaths

August 1, 2020

Mexico has the third highest coronavirus death toll – taking out the UK from the spot. Only Brazil and the US now have a worse outcome.

The central American nation has now suffered at least 46,688 deaths – with local authorities warning that numbers of infections are likely to be higher than reported.

Mexico’s President Andres Obrador has been criticised not only for bringing in lockdown measures too slowly but for reopening too quickly.

On Friday ten state governors chastised the government's handling of the outbreak and called for the resignation of Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell

Play this podcast on Podbean App