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Back to School Plan / Deschamps Resigns

By Sofía Hanna | Tue, 03/16/2021 - 11:00

A third COVID-19 wave? Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer said that people should still be taking precautions because of the potential for a third wave in the COVID-19 pandemic. “We call for discipline and solidarity of the people to avoid a third wave … because we had already passed through the first wave and it was thought that it was under control, that the contagion had already diminished but another global wave came, and not only in our country.”

 

Back to school. Deputy Minister of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo López-Gatell announced the strategy the administration has been developing along with the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) for a return to face-to-face classes. “We do not want there to be disorder and spontaneous initiatives; We are going to do it carefully.” 

 

Deaths unrelated to COVID-19 vaccine. Addressing concerns that COVID-19 vaccines were responsible for recent deaths, López-Gatell stated that none of the deaths that were thought to be vaccine-related had anything to do with the vaccine. “So far, none of the very unfortunate events have to do with the vaccine and the circumstance where death from other causes temporarily coincides with the application of the vaccine should not be confused as if it were caused by the vaccine.

 

Romero resigns. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Carlos Romero Deschamps, the former leader of the Petroleum Workers Union of the Mexican Republic (STPRM), had submitted his resignation from PEMEX and was no longer an active employee at the national oil company. “He does so of his own free will and also by an exhortation that we made.” Romero has been

 

Electricity sector appeal. Arturo Zaldívar, Minister-President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), agreed to look into the case of the judge who stopped the president’s electricity sector reform. “He accepted our complaint,” López Obrador said. “It is already in the hands of the counselors of the judiciary, which is what I want and I will continue to do so in all cases because there are many.”

 

 

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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Gobierno de México
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Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst