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The Mexican government says more COVID-19 tests do not guarantee better control of the pandemic

June 11, 2020

Mexican health officials announced Wednesday that further testing for COVID-19 would not be a major success in fighting the pandemic, which has seen more than 15,000 deaths and 129,000 cases in the Aztec country.

Under-Secretary of State for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, said: “There is no technical, scientific, logical and automatic correlation between the number of tests and the success of the control.”

“It all depends on how the tests are used: for what purpose, at what time, to whom and, above all, what decision results from the test,” López-Gatell defended during his daily appearance to talk about the Situation of the pandemic to be reported in Mexico.

The Mexican government says more COVID-19 tests do not guarantee better control of the pandemicThe Mexican government says more COVID-19 tests do not guarantee better control of the pandemic

“It makes no sense to celebrate that further tests will be carried out. It makes sense to have a well-structured program, well planted, with clear goals and an escalation scheme,” he added.