- Title: Mexico could consider taking measures at U.S. border to slow coronavirus
- Date: 13th March 2020
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (MARCH 13, 2020) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF BUSY CHECKOUTS AT SUPERMARKET TROLLEYS STOCKED WITH LARGE PACKS OF TOILET PAPER VARIOUS OF CUSTOMERS AT CHECKOUT CUSTOMERS AT SUPERMARKET EMPTY SHELVES AT SUPERMARKET FOR RICE PERSON WITH MOUTH COVER WAITING IN LINE AT SUPERMARKET TO BUY TROLLEY-FULL OF TOILET PAPER PEOPLE WAITING AT CHECKOUT VARIOUS OF WOMAN WITH FACE MASK EMPTY DISPLAY THAT WAS USED FOR CANNED TUNA
- Keywords: Mexico U.SA. border coronavirus outbreak panic buying virus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4W15XJ
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Duration: 00:00:51
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: As panic buying spreads to Mexico, Mexico City told media on Friday (March 13) that it would consider mechanisms to control the flow of people entering the country from the United States in an effort to limit coronavirus, if necessary, deputy health secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said.
Mexico has so far confirmed 15 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of the more than 1,000 cases in the United States, where dozens of people have died. That has led some in Mexico to see contagion from the United States as a threat.
There are now some 135,000 cases and more than 4,900 deaths form coronavirus recorded in 125 countries and regions, according to a Reuters tally at 0200 GMT on Friday (March 13). Experts say many more cases are either unreported or undetected.
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