International Nurses Day. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recognized and thanked nurses for their work on International Nurses Day and highlighted the fundamental role they have played during the pandemic. “Nurses are the ones who spend the most time with patients. They have been, especially now with the pandemic, essential and fundamental heroines. They have been permanently caring for the sick and those infected by COVID-19.” Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer said the government is working to improve working conditions for nurses, who have been in greater demand due to the pandemic. “It is a deserved recognition that we give them, but it is also a day for reflection and commitment."
Possibly more vaccines for Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that during a virtual meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris he requested a loan or advance of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mexico. “They have a considerable amount, the response was favorable and very responsible because she told us that they are in the best disposition to deliver AstraZeneca doses to countries that do not have vaccines, but that before doing so they are testing the vaccine.“
Arturo Zaldívar. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he held a meeting with Arturo Zaldívar, head of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), to discuss corruption. “We meet periodically with the president of the Court, for work relationships. There is autonomy, independence, but we are powers of the Mexican State and we have to deal with issues,” López Obrador said. López Obrador highlighted that the two talked about cleaning up corruption and respecting the independence of legislative and judicial entities.
Countries show solidarity with Mexico after subway accident. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked several countries for their solidarity after a subway accident in Mexico City that left 25 dead and 79 injured. López Obrador said that he has received many messages and highlighted those of US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I take this opportunity to thank the world for their solidarity." López Obrador said that investigations have begun to find the cause of the accident and to determine responsibility. He added that Mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum is reporting the findings on a daily basis.
External company, Attorney General's Office to investigate subway accident. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the government had hired an external company to carry out an investigation into the Mexico City subway accident on Monday. "The Head of Government (Claudia Sheinbaum) decided that a company that has knowledge of the matter should intervene in the investigation to give an opinion. As she has said, we will do the investigation in accordance with the law. There will be justice." López Obrador added that the Attorney General's Office has also initiated an investigation so that the government and Mexicans can have a better understanding of the causes and identify those responsible.