- Title: Mexico's capital back in business even as country breaks new coronavirus record
- Date: 10th July 2020
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JULY 9, 2020) (REUTERS) PEOPLE IN DEPARTMENT STORE DEPARTMENT STORE EXTERIOR VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SHOPPING
- Embargoed: 24th July 2020 18:31
- Keywords: COVID-19 Hugo Lopez-Gatell Mexico City cases coronavirus deaths health ministry mall new normalcy outbreak pandemic record shopping
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003CM89JRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: People in Mexico City were taking tentative steps to return to normalcy on Thursday (July 9) even as the country posted a new daily record of number of coronavirus cases.
People browsed clothing racks and even ate at restaurants in a mall in the sprawling megalopolis Thursday, but signs of the pandemic remained evident with shoppers wearing face masks and employees checking their temperatures.
Mexico's capital began its reopening process on June 12 when Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced a phased approach to lifting restrictions. On Thursday, the mayor said lockdown measures could be reimposed depending on the impact of the reopening on hospitals and infection rates.
Mexico on Thursday posted a fresh record for new coronavirus cases reported on a single day, with 7,280 cases, bringing its overall tally of infections to 282,283, health ministry data showed.
The country also recorded 730 additional fatalities, bringing its overall death toll to 33,526.
Mexico's previous one-day record was posted a day earlier on Wednesday, when 6,995 new cases were registered
(Production: Josue Gonzalez, Carlos Carrillo, Patrick Alwine)
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