Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, explained that the face mask will be a preventive auxiliary measure in transit to the new normal in Mexico to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus.
During a work meeting with Zoé Robledo, director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), the epidemiologist reported that Both dependencies are delimiting precautionary and biosafety measures for workers who rejoin activities next Monday June 1st.
"We continue to work on the health safety guideline that workspaces with essential activities must adopt from June 1," he posted on his Twitter account.
Since last May 13, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained that three economic activities would be included in the list of essential activities: mining, vehicle assembly and construction. For this reason, working conditions must be limited to guarantee the health of employees in these areas.
"In transit to the New Normal the face mask will be an auxiliary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It joins the hygiene and healthy distance measures that will remain in society to prevent coronaviruses and other transmission infections, ”said López-Gatell, an epidemiologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Since March 23, the National Sana Distancia Day was announced, which promotes the sanitary recommendations of the World Health Organization (who) of social isolation to prevent epidemic burden by region. Essential and non-essential activities were also delimited for a certain time.
According to official estimates, promoted between the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) and the Health Secretary (SSa), it is expected to reactivate different sectors in June as part of the federal new normal program. Similarly, López-Gatell has insisted that such return must be gradual and consciousTo avoid saturation of the health system, that is why the IMSS will be the institution in charge of establishing the guidelines and working conditions in which companies that return to their activities must operate.
The health security guideline is not yet ready, but it should be this week, so that companies that restart activities next Monday can condition their facilities and acquire the necessary clothing to guarantee the safety of their workers.
These types of strategies urge healthy recovery from the economic impact that the SARS-CoV-2 in Mexico because, according to the SSa, the country has registered a total of 68,620 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7,394 deaths for the same disease, until the cutoff on Sunday, May 24.
As for the number of accumulated suspected cases, he explained José Luis alomy, Director of Epidemiology, the number rises to 28,931 and the tests that give negative results add up to 121,613. The total number of people studied with suspected coronavirus in the country is 219,164.
Citizens must also consider the implementation of the epidemic traffic light, which will alert the risk of contagion by municipality and by which the return to work and school activities will be estimated; However, each citizen must be aware of the level of risk that they run according to their physical and health characteristics, since something that has increased the mortality rate in Mexico is the large number of people with overweight, hypertension, diabetes and chronic degenerative diseases that complicate the symptoms of COVID-19.
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