Mexico reports highest one-day jump in coronavirus cases as it prepares to reopen
Mexico reported 2,409 new coronavirus cases on Thursday — the biggest one-day jump the country has seen since the outbreak began.
The Mexican Ministry of Health also reported 257 new deaths Thursday.
That brings the national total to at least 42,595 cases and 4,477 related deaths.
Plan to reopen country: This record jump comes just one day after the government announced plans to begin slowly reopening parts of the economy starting June 1.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said factories and workers would be subject to new hygiene and safety protocols, adding that the Mexican people were responsible enough to follow these new guidelines.
“Now there is light that indicates we will get out of the tunnel in which we were and still are,” he said.
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