MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s federal government said on Friday it had actually spotted three cases of coronavirus infection in 3 men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the 2nd in Latin America to sign up the fast-spreading virus.
The first case is a 35- year-old man who showed favorable in a preliminary test in Mexico City likewise test positive in a second test early on Friday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez informed a press conference.
That man was linked to the 2nd case, a 41- year-old in the northern state of Sinaloa, Lopez-Gatell told press reporters, speaking alongside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Health authorities validated the third case, a male who had actually traveled with the other 2, at another news conference late on Friday however stated all three cases were imported which there was up until now no proof of human-to-human transmission in the nation.
President Lopez Obrador prompted the population to stay calm.
” We have the capacity to manage this circumstance,” he stated. “Since according to the info available, this is not something awful, really bad.”
Mexico’s primary stock index suffered among its biggest falls in months, toppling more than 4%in morning trading, while the peso fell by more than 1%against the dollar.
The three guys verified with coronavirus remained in Italy for about a week in mid-February, and likely became contaminated at a convention in the northern city of Bergamo, the federal government stated.
All three were being held in seclusion, Lopez-Gatell stated, and authorities are observing five member of the family in isolation.
The Mexico City citizen had light, cold-like symptoms and was at low threat, he included. The guy in Sinaloa did not reveal symptoms, Sinaloa’s health minister Efren Encinas stated at a different news conference.
For now, there are no premises for closing schools or having individuals keep away from their workplaces, Lopez-Gatell stated.
” There’s definitely no reason at this moment,” he added. “There is no generalized transmission.”
Still, Lopez-Gatell advised that people avoid light hugs and kisses on the cheek that are prevalent greetings in Mexico. Brazil was the very first nation in Latin America to report a case of the new coronavirus.
Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon, Lizbeth Diaz, Raul Cortes Fernandez, Stefanie Eschenbacher and Noe Torres; Editing by Dan Grebler and Christian Schmollinger