August 7, 2020

Mexican president defends record as virus toll soars

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday defended his government’s record fighting the coronavirus and ruled out a change in strategy after the official death toll surged past 50,000.The Latin American nation recently overtook Britain to become the third hardest-hit country in terms of total virus deaths, after Brazil and the United States.On Thursday the Mexican health ministry reported a total of 50,517 deaths and 462,690 infections in the nation of more than 128 million.But Lopez Obrador said that in terms of deaths relative to population size, “we have no…


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