Mexico Ending Daily Pandemic Briefings Saying Situation Is Now Stable
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.