Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the population for “discipline” prior to the start of the final phase of de-escalation on Monday and warns that they will return to custody if the coronavirus “breaks out”.
The Mexican government has drawn up a “new normal” plan, which is divided into three phases and is to be developed between May 18 and June 1. The third and final phase, which starts on Monday, is based on a traffic light system by territory, which leads to the complete reopening of economic and social activities.
“If there is regrowth, we have to stay home to lock ourselves up,” he warned in Monday’s daily press conference, although he made it clear that it would not be an imposition, but a recommendation.
However, he has trusted in the success of this last stretch because so far “people have acted responsibly”. “From the beginning, we were able to move forward due to the responsible attitude of the people without the need for curfews or bans,” he emphasized.