(Belga) The threshold of 300,000 deaths from Covid-19 was crossed on Friday in Mexico, the fifth most affected country in absolute terms in the world, in the midst of the pandemic rebounding across the world.
In absolute terms, the United States is the most bereaved country with 836,241 dead, followed by Brazil (619,822), India (483,178) and Russia (314,604). Mexico recorded 28,023 new cases on Friday, the second highest figure since the start of the pandemic, for a total of more than four million. Mexico has officially recorded 300,101 deaths since March 2020, including 168 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. This record could be underestimated. Deaths associated with Covid stood at 451,864 until December 2021, according to the National Population Register. In addition, around sixty flights were canceled in Mexico on Thursday and Friday because 87 pilots caught Covid-19, sources in the aviation sector said. In the middle of the fourth wave, the use of the Molnupiravir pill was authorized by the Mexican health authorities, as is already the case in other countries including the neighboring United States. After weeks of calm, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador this week recognized a rebound in the pandemic, ruling out any containment. Mexico does not require any test or vaccination pass from travelers who arrive on its soil. (Belga)