Report: Mexico Thinking of Closing Border to Shut Off Wuhan Virus Cases from US

AP Photo/Christian Torrez

Migrant families cross the Rio Grande to get illegally across the border into the United States, to turn themselves in to authorities and ask for asylum, next to the Paso del Norte international bridge, near El Paso, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2019. The Border Patrol said it has encountered more than 180 groups of over 100 people since October, compared with 13 in the previous 12-month period and two the year before. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)


We’re getting inundated with a lot of Wuhan coronavirus stories and we’ll get a clearer picture of the spread as more people are tested this week.

As I reported, most of the cases are mild, although obviously some are not, especially for the elderly and/or those who are otherwise immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions.

Children are less likely to get it and some areas of the world also seem to be emerging as less likely, although that’s still shaking out.

One area that has few cases relative to population and issues, is Mexico.

There are more than 2000 cases in the U.S. as of Sunday with about 60 deaths.

But there are 16 cases in Mexico and no deaths. That’s fascinating give it’s a poorer country with potentially more issues.

Now in an ironic twist, Mexico’s health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell suggested at a press conference that they might employ “restriction” to keep folks coming from the U.S. to Mexico.

From Daily Mail:

At a press conference on Friday, health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: ‘Mexico wouldn’t bring the virus to the United States, rather the United States would bring it here.

‘The possible flow of coronavirus would come from the north to the south.

‘If it were technically necessary, we would consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance,’ he said.


Mexico has yet to take any real measures although they have begun suspending some university classes as a preventative.

Irony of ironies, right. Will they be paying for it, as well?


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