The price of oil has continued to drop in the markets, this after registering the lowest number in 30 years.
The price of a barrel opened the day at about $ 10, however, during the day that number has continued to plummet and has reached less than a dollar.
These prices have been observed so far this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with Metro, the president of the Gasoline Retailers Association, Rafael Mercado indicated that the price of a liter of regular gasoline on the Island could reach 30 cents. However, this estimate was made when the price of a barrel was at $ 10. The level at which the price can end once the markets close today is still unknown.
Despite the historical drop in prices, Mercado mentioned that demand has fallen due to the quarantine and the curfew that Governor Wanda Vázquez implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“It does not necessarily reflect immediately, some days it will catch,” he said. Market, who added that due to the quarantine on the Island, the purchase of fuel has decreased. “There is a fuel cap, there is an oversupply,” he added.
According to the Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO), the minimum price of a liter of regular gasoline is 44 cents, while the maximum at the pump is 47 cents.
According to the Prensa Asociada agency, the price of a barrel last Friday stood at $ 18.27 a barrel. The agency published today that the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that “the worst is yet to come” regarding the new coronavirus, which set off alarms around the pandemic as many countries are beginning to relax restrictive measures.
An employee of the Naranjito CDT who returned to work on Monday gave a positive test for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the administrator of that facility, Patricia Villanueva reported.
The spokeswoman indicated that an action plan was activated and a cleaning operation was started by a company.
“We regret the diagnosis of our colleague who returned to work on Monday after spending some time without work. This is why, under our screening protocols, we identified the case and quickly proceeded to test for COVID-19, and all exposed employees. In addition, due notification was made to the Department of Health, “Villanueva said.
They ensure they comply with federal guidelines
“Our plan follows the guidelines of the State and the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) for this type of internal hospital situation, which includes, but is not limited to: counseling , quarantines to affected or exposed employees, rapid and confirmatory tests, specialized cleaning, tracking and notification to the relevant agencies, ”he added.
The CDT is currently operating the Emergency Room and a tent was set up outside where the coronavirus tests are done.
“We continue to implement measures to protect the health and well-being of the patients we serve at our facilities and of the employees who are currently working at our facility,” said Villanueva.
This medicine has an anti-inflammatory function, since it helps to reduce the inflammatory process in the lungs. According to recent research, the drug may inhibit viral replication of SARS-CoV-2.
Recall that this center is located in Brazil and is currently one of the largest medical research centers in Latin America, working directly with the government of that country.
Coronavirus and Brazil
As a result of the investigations and monitoring that has been done to the virus, the experts noticed several characteristics. One of the first is that Atazanavir is able to stop the multiplication of the coronavirus in the body.
This would be achieved thanks to its anti-inflammatory capacity, which is why it is used to face AIDS.
As Atazanavir was exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, it showed a positive reaction. According to a statement delivered by the Institution, the drug managed to “reduce the proteins that are linked to the inflammatory process in the lungs.”
The direct intervention of the drug can affect the reduction of the serious clinical picture generated by the coronavirus. Although the investigation is still preliminary, it may be a door for a possible drug to face the pandemic.
In the words of Thiago Moreno, Fiocruz researcher and one of the project coordinators, “Testing for drugs already approved for other uses is the fastest strategy that science can offer to combat COVID-19.”. For his part, the expert also emphasized that social distancing is also another essential measure.
For their part, experts will continue studies to analyze the long-term effectiveness of the drug. It is hoped that the utility may increase with the combined use of Ritonavir and Atazanavir, which are targeted medicines to treat AIDS.
Possible medication for the disease
Researchers at the Center for Technological Development in Health believe they have found a more effective mediation than Chloroquine. According to them, Atazanavir causes better bioavailability in the respiratory tract. This situation can be transcendental in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 and its reproduction.
This means that the drug manages to occupy the cleft of the active substrate during molecular analyzes. With this, it could block the advance of the virus.
The researchers will continue to test the reaction through various cell types using in vitro assays. Those that will be dealt with will be the following:
Irish scientists have found that vitamin D
can protect the body from coronavirus. Deficiency of this vitamin weakens
human immunity and makes him more susceptible to infection with COVID-19. If the sun
not enough, vitamin D can be found in foods.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the fight against
respiratory functions. In addition, the saturation of the body with vitamin allows
use less antibiotics. It should be noted that vitamin D
generally strengthens the immune system.
Irish scientists have shown that people with a deficiency of this
Vitamin A was observed susceptibility to infection with coronavirus. If in your
the terrain is not enough sun, this vitamin can be obtained in foods. Specialists
advised to eat eggs, liver, fatty fish, milk and cereals.
In addition to vitamin D deficiency, at risk
there are people suffering from asthma, obesity, chronic lung disease. Inactive
lifestyle can also help coronavirus take over the body.
Given the increase of infected by coronavirus in the United States, some universities in this country apply a new measure to combat this ‘war’; is about graduate medical students early because the demand is very high.
“In this battle, the troops are the health professionals, they are the troops that are fighting for us, we need to recruit more health professionals,” said Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, where the first school to apply said strategy.
And is that the demand for doctors, nurses and other health personnel in hospitals for Covid-19 has not stopped growing, so that students who are three months or less from finishing their degree, will be able to do it in advance to to join the ranks of doctors willing to fight the virus.
“When I told my parents about the decision they said it was a war and they know that I am part of this war. It is a critical time to become a doctor, but I can help many people, I want to do everything possible, ”Randy Casals, a 28-year-old student who will graduate early, told CNN.
In addition to personnel, the United States is suffering from a shortage of medical equipment such as face masks and other devices that are crucial in this fight to save lives.
The United States surpassed the 7 thousand deceased this Friday and is the red focus not only of the continent, but also worldwide, it is number one in confirmed cases with more than 277 thousand.
In a press conference from the National Palace, it was also reported that the number of deaths reached 60, 10 more than yesterday.
There are also 5,398 suspected cases and more than 15,000 people studied.
The distribution among the deceased follows the trend of more than 80% men.
During the press conference, Mónica Maccise, head of the National Commission to Prevent Discrimination, detailed several identified cases of discrimination in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, such as xenophobia against people with oriental traits.
Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Health, said that in this rainy season, precipitation neither increases nor decreases the contagion by this virus.
He also said that although in the normal calendar this Monday the holidays would start, this will not be the case. “There is no vacation,” said López-Gatell, in attention to the restriction measures.
Health authorities reported that until the cut of today, April 3, 2020, the death toll from coronavirus in Mexico rose to 60, while the confirmed cases rose to 688 thousand.
In today’s press conference, from the National Palace, José Luis Alomía, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, pointed out that in the last hours there were 10 more deaths than yesterday and in terms of positive cases there are 178 more.
As for suspicious cases, the figure stands at 5,398.
He called on the population over 60 to stay home to prevent them from getting coronavirus.
Given the increase in the spread of coronaviruses in Monclova, the authorities they installed health checkpoints in the main entrances and exits of the municipality.
Of the 43 infected patients in Monclova, 32 are doctors, nurses and nurses from the Clinic 7, so the government will start hiring personnel.
“In the morning many of the doctors and nurses work at the IMSS and then go to private hospitals. So, right now we have a situation that in these 14 days while our doctors are recovering we have to start an emergent plan to hire doctors and nurses to that there is no shortage of attention, ”said Alfredo Paredes López, mayor of Monclova.
In the last hours it was also confirmed that another patient tested positive at the IMSS hospital number 11 for black stones. It would be a nurse from Monclova, although the authorities inquire if it was related to the outbreak that occurred at the Clinic 7.
Today they started to arrive gloves, masks and gowns for staff to attend the health emergency.
Sanitation tunnels will be installed in supermarkets and areas with a greater presence of citizens and personnel of the National Guard, the Army and the Preventive Police will make rondines to invite people to stay home.
The state government is also insisting on the need to close the border with U.S.
“Most of the cases that have occurred in Coahuila, have to do with people who came from the United States,” he said. Miguel Riquelme, Governor of Coahuila.
With thousand 94 confirmed cases and 28 deaths by coronavirus in Mexico, the undersecretary of health, Hugo López-Gatell, announced last night seven new measures To combat the spread of Covid-19 in the country, among them the extension of the National Day of Sana Distancia stands out until April 30. Likewise, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, reported on the health emergency declaration in the country, in order to stop the pandemic.
Coronavirus in Mexico: number of deaths and cases by state
Until the cut of March 30 at 7:00 p.m., the federal Health Secretariat reported that 28 people have died from Covid-19 in Mexico, eight more compared to the previous day, and that there are 1,994 cases of infection. The Mexico City stays ahead in the number of positives, with 205; they follow the Mexico state with 136, Jalisco with 90 and Puebla, with 76.
In Aguascalientes the cases rise to 38
In Aguascalientes goes up from 34 to 38 the number of positive cases of coronavirus, where the epicenter of the epidemic is located in the state capital with 36 of the 38 cases, reported the entity’s health secretary, Michelangelo Piza.
There are already 8 cases in Chihuahua
Today they were detected two new Covid-19 cases in Juarez City, Chihuahua, with what already they add eight cases of coronavirus infections, informed the medical director of the Northern Zone, Arturo Valenzuela Zorrilla.
The two new cases were added to the six that exist on the border, plus two others in Chihuahua, according to epidemiological reports.
First infected in BC dies
In Baja California the first death of a person due to coronavirus occurred in Mexicali, this was confirmed by the Secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, who explained that the patient was 71 years old and suffered from chronic degenerative diseases. The confirmed cases are 33 in the entity: in Mexicali 21 and in Tijuana 12.
Mayor of Hermosillo proposes ‘curfew’ for coronavirus
The mayor of Hermosillo, Sonora, Célida López, announced through social networks that it will send its proposal for the municipality to establish the home receipt from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the event of a coronavirus health emergency.
I will send the proposal in writing to the highest authority in this contingency COVID -19 for the Health Council to Rate and Determine if it is necessary to have a house guard from 6 pm to 6 am in the city.
The Ministry of Health of Coahuila confirmed the presence of 14 new cases of Covid-19 in the state, with 53 people infected. The new cases are distributed in Monclova with 12 and two minors in Saltillo.
Puebla came to 82 people infected with coronavirus, of which eight are in serious condition, reported the Secretary of Health, Jorge Humberto Uribe Tellez.
At a press conference, the official reported that of the 82 cases, 34 remain hospitalized and 48 remain in home isolation. And he explained that 41 people from Puebla contracted the virus outside of Mexico, 19 were infected by association with imported cases and 21 contracted it through community transmission.
Organ workers protest in the Zocalo
A group of 60 organ grinders who works in the streets of the Historic Center of Mexico City met in front of the National Palace and they moved to May 5 to reach the Plaza de la Constitución circuit, with the aim of requesting the capital government financial supports due to the low income they have had in the last three weeks during the coronavirus emergency.
First 2 deaths reported in BCS
The governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis, reported the death of the first two people from coronavirus in the municipality of La Paz, so through social networks he sent his condolences to the families.
The head of the local Secretary of Health, Víctor George Flores, specified that said deaths are of a 29 year old woman who died in an IMSS clinic and a 59 year old man who died at ISSSTE.
Read the full note here.
I report, with great regret, that we recorded the first 2 deaths due to #Covid-19 in #BCS, in the city of #Peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to your relatives.
It is a time of empathy, solidarity and responsibility.
Given the imminent increase in people infected with the coronavirus in Chihuahua, the governor Javier Corral Jury implemented the telework system in the Covid-19 Technical Committee, so that the health of collaborators and specialists who deal with the subject is not put at risk.
Read the full note here.
Grupo Modelo delivers 300 thousand bottles of antibacterial gel to IMSS
Model group started delivering 300 thousand bottles of antibacterial gel 300 milliliters to be distributed in Family Medical Units and hospitals, through the IMSS Representative Offices throughout the country to face the coronavirus health emergency.
Read the full note here.
Seniors line up long to collect pension
A long line of over 80 older adults register on the Ermita road in the Prado Churubusco neighborhood, outside Telecom offices to collect your pension not having a plastic bank, it is the advance deposit before the coronavirus pandemic.
IMSS doctors and nurses request supplies to work for Covid-19
Due to lack of supplies to face the coronavirus pandemic, nurses and internists from the General Hospital of zone 27 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) blockCentral axis at Axis 2 North Manuel González, mayor Cuauhtémoc, so they ask for supplies to attend patients with Covid-19.
Morena in Senate opposes curfews for Covid-19
The spokesperson for Brunette at Senate He said that his parliamentary group will decisively oppose establishing curfews and other similar measures, “worthy of states of exception or authoritarian regimes, or new emergency laws, which are clearly unnecessary” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
AMLO asks Marina and Sedena to reinforce the emergency plan
The President asked the secretariats of the National defense Y Marinereinforce the contingency plan in the country and “have a reserve to expand the capacity of care for patients with coronavirus.”
“Faced with this pandemic, we decided to ask Marina and Sedena to prepare to enter to reinforce the plan. I have confidence in health institutions but we are shielding ourselves. I asked the general (Luis Cresencio Sandoval, of the Sedena) and the admiral Rafael Ojeda (from the Navy) that they will present me as soon as possible a program to reinforce medical care. “
IP asks the government for fiscal facilities to preserve jobs
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that in the face of the pandemic in the country, the salaries of senior officials will be frozen
“We are going to make an effort and the high public officials are going to reduce wages, in real terms they are not going to grow and freeze, that is, there is no increase, what was being considered for this year there is no increase.
“It does not apply to workers who earn less than 30, 20 thousand pesos. We are talking about those who are above is one of the measures and others more, it is to tighten our belts and now.”
CdMx publishes a declaration of health emergency
The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, published the declaration of health emergency due to force majeure for the Mexico City to mitigate and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“The Sanitary Emergency is issued in Mexico City due to force majeure, to control, mitigate and prevent the spread and spread of COVID-19,” the Official Gazette reads.
Astudillo is negative in coronavirus test
The governor of Warrior, Héctor Astudillo, reported that the test was negative Covid-19 coronavirus, which took place on Sunday, after Omar Fayad, Governor of Hidalgo and that of Tabasco, Adam Augusto López, were positive.
“On Sunday, that is, the day before yesterday, I took the exam and then yesterday they gave me the results and it came out negative. The tours are canceled, the meetings we have are with three or four people, we are in Casa Guerrero, the activities are canceled” , he said in an interview with Ciro Gomez Leyva to Formula.
AMLO calls opponents to truce a month
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a call to his adversaries to unity and a one-month truce in the face of the health emergency Mexico is experiencing for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
“I even call unity to the adversaries, to the conservatives; the country is first, that they lower a hairline, because the campaign is in the media, in networks, overwhelmed, overwhelm, annoy, they hurt themselves,” he said in morning conference.
Kisses and hugs in the Zócalo when the emergency ends: AMLO
The President said that he is saddened not to be able to hug the people who approach him to greet him due to the healthy distance measures, so when the health crisis passes he will call kisses and hugs in the Zocalo and in all the public squares of the country.
“When we get out of this, because we are going to get out, I am going to call to hug and kiss in the Zocalo and in all the public squares.”
AMLO Trusts IP to Send Employees Home for One Month on Pay
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador trusted that the employers do not fire their workers and guarantee a month of withdrawal with enjoy salary before the health emergency due to Covid-19 coronavirus.
“Asking the businessmen to continue helping us, I remember what he offered us Carlos Slim that he was not going to fire any worker, this is the example to follow now with the emergency. It is a month of retirement, leave with pay, a month, you can; I am sure that most entrepreneurs will help us. ”
The Secretary of Health of Zacatecas, Gilberto Breña Cantú, confirmed the death of the first patient who tested positive for Covid-19 that occurred yesterday at 11:28 p.m. It is a 38-year-old doctor who has been since March 18 in hospital number 1 of the Mexican Social Security Institute(IMSS). His symptom picture was complicated due to associated conditions such as diabetes.