Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday ruled out the use of a health pass to access public places despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The requirement for such a certificate has caused protests in European countries since its inception.
In the case of Mexico, we are not going to ask for this type of certificate, it is very clear, but we will on the other hand make sure that there is no contamination
", declared the president during his speech. usual morning conference from Puerto Vallarta, western Mexico.
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On Saturday, more than 200,000 people demonstrated in a hundred French cities against the health pass, a measure introduced by the French government to limit access to cultural and social activities to only people who have been vaccinated or who have recently tested negative for Covid. -19.
The health restrictions also sparked protests in Germany on Sunday, where hundreds of people took to the streets of Berlin.
The leftist leader pointed out that despite the recent rise in infections, which is part of Mexico's third wave of Covid-19 cases, the number of deaths has declined thanks to advances in vaccination. “
The best thing to do is get vaccinated,
” said Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, adding, however, that Mexican state governments have the power to establish their own preventive measures.
In Mexico, which has a population of 126 million, some 47.4 million people have been vaccinated, of which 25.7 million already have a complete vaccination schedule (one or two doses, depending on the vaccine). This Latin American country is the fourth most affected in the world by the Covid-19 pandemic, with 2.85 million confirmed cases and 241,034 deaths, according to official figures.