WORLD Mexico's president supports return to in-person classes

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Mexico's president supports return to in-person classes

Xinhua

08:08, May 25, 2021

MEXICO CITY, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday called for a return to in-person school classes, even though some regions of the country have reported new COVID-19 outbreaks.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. (File photo: AFP)

"We have to return to in-person classes as soon as possible," Lopez Obrador told reporters during his daily press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City.

"If we encounter an infection or outbreak, we should isolate it, but we don't have to close or stop everything," Lopez Obrador said.

The president's comments came after the Mexican state of Campeche reversed its decision of returning to educational activities a few weeks ago due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

The Mexican state of Nayarit also canceled school activities planned for this week in light of more COVID-19 infections, according to local media.

The government of Mexico City announced last week its return to in-person classes on June 7 due to a decline in COVID-19 cases.

There are no indicators to worry about for a possible third wave of infections, Lopez Obrador said.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health reported a cumulative total of 2,396,604 COVID-19 cases and 221,647 deaths.

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