or the first time during the pandemic, Mexico declared one of its states, the Gulf coast state of Campeche, as a medium or moderate-risk (yellow) area on August 14.
On August 28, Mexico’s Health Ministry declared another 9 states as moderate risk areas according to the national four-color coding system related to the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in each state. They are Sonora, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco.
On September 11, Health authorities informed for the first time since the pandemic began in Mexico that no states are currently in the highest COVID-19 risk level (red).
On September 25, authorities reported Campeche is the first Mexican state to reach the lowest COVID-19 risk level (green).
Protect yourself from COVID-19
The World Health Organization has issued several recommendations to protect yourself:
1. Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.
2. Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth: Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth and then enter the body.
4. Respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
5. Medical attention: Seek medical attention early if you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Stay home if you feel sick.