According to a mobility study, only 35.4% of Mexicans follow the instructions, while in Brazil 71% heed the measures.
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“Stay at home!”
That is the recommendation that health authorities around the world have made to citizens to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and reduce the spread of infections to avoid the collapse of hospital services. However, according to a Google mobility study, Mexicans are the citizens of Latin America who pay the least attention to self – isolation measures.
According to data from the search platform obtained in 131 countries through Google Maps, Mexico is the country that has slowed down its mobility the least. To make the contrast: while Argentina and Colombia have reduced their movement by 86% and Brazil by 71%, Mexico has barely slowed its flow by 34.5%. That is, less than half.
“Google prepared this report to help you and public health officials understand the responses to Covid-19-related distancing guidance. This report should not be used for medical diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment purposes. Nor is it intended to be used as a guide on personal trips, ”reported the firm in the study that you can consult online here .
The Google study found that the main movements in Mexico are:
- 45% in entertainment venues
- 47% at transport stops
- 19% in markets
- 20% in jobs
The most worrying figure is perhaps that, comparatively, the stay at home has only increased 11%.
Why do you think that the call to “Stay at home” is not being met with the same efficiency in Mexico?