News Around the Republic of Mexico
A Few Superspreaders Transmit Majority of Covid Cases
The coronavirus has traveled the globe, infecting one person at a time. Some sick people might not spread the virus much further, but some people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 are what epidemiologists call 'super spreaders.' Elizabeth McGraw, an infectious disease expert, explains.
Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy in the United States
Aeromexico has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. to implement a financial restructuring amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This legal process will not interrupt the operations of Mexico's largest airline; all tickets, reservations and bonus points will be honored.
More Businesses & Public Spaces Gradually Reopening
Jalisco is among the 18 states that moved from maximum risk to high risk on the federal government's 'stoplight' map last week, which means that as of June 29, more coronavirus restrictions were eased with the gradual reopening of certain businesses and public spaces.
Puerto Vallarta Named Mexico's Best Leisure Destination
Puerto Vallarta has been named the 'Best Leisure Destination in Mexico' by Global Traveler, a US-based publication for affluent international travelers. In the 2020 survey, PV topped the list of Mexican cities that are favorites of the magazine's more than 300,000 readers.
Foreign Direct Investment in Jalisco Continues to Grow
Despite the global economic crisis generated by the pandemic, foreign direct investment has not stopped reaching the state of Jalisco and the expectation is to at least reach the same amount that it registered in 2019, according to the head of the Ministry of Economic Development.
New 1000 Peso Bill to Feature Revolutionaries, Jaguar
The Bank of Mexico will issue a completely redesigned 1,000-peso banknote later this year. The Mexican Revolution will be the bill's central theme, with depictions of three revolutionary activists on the front, and images from the jungle, including a jaguar, on the back.
Fever Screening Won't Curb the Spread of COVID-19
Andrea Fuller and Duncan Mitchell explain why fever screening is unlikely to reduce the spread of the virus. Their arguments are based on an understanding of the physiology of fever, body temperature measurement, and fever prevalence in people who transmit COVID-19.
Mexico Wins Seat on United Nations Security Council
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, on Wednesday announced that Mexico is among the countries that have been selected as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the committee's 2021-2022 term.
Riviera Nayarit Reopens to International Travelers
Mexico's Pacific Treasure is ready to welcome back international travelers. Some hotels, restaurants, and businesses in the Riviera Nayarit's tourism sector have already opened, while others are preparing to safely welcome back international visitors in the coming weeks.
Mexico and U.S. Extend Border Travel Ban for 30 Days
The Ministry of Foreign Relations announced that the governments of Mexico and the United States extended the restrictions on non-essential land traffic on their common border until July 21, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in both countries.