The coronavirus (Covid-19) currently has the whole world holding its breath. Many countries are taking protective measures to minimize the effects on the population. Mexico also is working to keep the progress of infection rates within the country low in order to avoid overloading the health system. Cinemas, restaurants and public facilities have been closed in many cities. Meetings with more than 100 participants are prohibited. Classes in schools and universities have been stopped and the population has been encouraged to do their work via home-office. In a level-headed manner, Mexico is trying to contain the spread of the virus and protect its population. Already in 2009, the country was praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its prudent behaviour during the H1N1 pandemic (swine flu). It was not least the experience of this past crisis that made the country more aware of how to deal with the current situation. Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that too few tests for the coronavirus are carried out in Mexico, which means that no exact conclusions can be drawn from the current infection figures. For this reason, it is important to protect oneself and others in order to contain the spread of the virus. In addition to appropriate sneezing etiquette and regular hand washing, it is also important to maintain a certain safety distance to your fellow human beings. Especially the latter is demonstrated by “Susana Distancia” and her friend in the following picture. These characters were created to sensitize the Mexican population and to point out the measures that each individual should take.
Under the following link you will find the current infection numbers for Mexico. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/mexico/