The Mexican Catholic Church asked its parishioners not to be afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic, which in Mexico has already left 5 thousand 177 deaths and 49 thousand 219 confirmed infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
In his Sunday editorial of the weekly Desde la Fe, the Archdiocese of Mexico pointed out that the situation of the coronavirus pandemic "has put us on more shaky ground than usual."
"The situation is not easy," said the text in its opening.
However, “when you see the bottom of the tunnel without knowing what awaits us; when we advance, but the monster follows behind; when the storm has not passed and the flood begins, it is urgent to be firm in the one who has overcome death: Let us not be afraid! ”
The organ of the Mexican Catholic Church pointed out that, due to the coronavirus, "we have seen the saturation of sanitary structures in many parts of the world, the increase in unemployment rates, crime, famine and a large number of risks ”.
He noted that confinement and its multiple consequences open questions who need clear answers.
"What learning does it allow us to encounter such an invisible and erratic enemy?" What paths will we take to strengthen family relationships in situations of such high risk?What models of work, of coexistence, of leisure, of mobility should we assume? What new schemes should be ordinary in politics, the economy, the promotion of culture, international relations? ”, He explained.
On May 13, the Mexican authorities announced a series of measures to start a reopening plan from May 18 gradual increase in economic and social activities paralyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first activities that will resume will be construction, mining and auto industry and 324 Mexican municipalities that have not registered cases of coronavirus may resume activities.
In late April, the Archdiocese of Mexico asked not to contribute to the spread of false news during the COVID-19 health emergency. Since "nothing will help" an atmosphere of panic or tremendous attitude. "
The Catholic body assured that it was "in tune" with authorized health voices, as well as with communicators and sociologists "To affirm that nothing will help an atmosphere of panic or a tremendous attitudemuch less false information or unilateral measures. "
He noted that a problem of these dimensions "It has a solution from the concrete and particular action of each individual" and called for "not to contribute to spreading unverified information, much less to create chaos or instill fear."
"We are facing the possibility of showing our best capacity to respond to a global emergency!"
Currently, the entities with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Mexico City, Baja California and the Mexico state are the entities that lead the list, while Zacatecas, Durango, and Colima they are the three with less registration.
Among other advances in Mexico regarding SARS-CoV-2, a group of academics from the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ) developed an experimental protocol for the detection of coronaviruses, which represents a low-cost alternative test.
In a period between April 1 and May 12, they detected 271 cases of COVID-19. It should be noted that it is a project that was implemented a week after Phase 2 was decreed in Mexico by coronavirus, in order to contribute to case detection.
* With EFE information
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