Mexico to enter community transmission stage in 15 days

Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell informed that within 15 days - by late March - Mexico could enter the second stage, community transmission, with which there could be hundreds of COVID-19 coronavirus cases which would need different control measures.
López-Gatell asserted that for now, Mexico remains on stage one, with few imported cases; nevertheless, international airports receiving flights from China or from the 10 countries with active COVID-19 transmission will experience intensified screening through the monitoring of passengers’ temperature and other symptoms.

The second stage, however, would present hundreds of cases and need different control measures.

About the U.S. government’s decision to suspend flights from Europe except for the UK as a health protection measure, López-Gatell said that Mexico is a sovereign state and that there are no current plans to restrict international travel nor close borders or maritime posts.