(From left) The Mexican officials Oliva Lopez Arellano, secretary of health; Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell; and Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health. Photo: dpa
(From left) The Mexican officials Oliva Lopez Arellano, secretary of health; Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell; and Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health. Photo: dpa

Coronavirus: Mexico confirms first two cases of contagion

  • President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to play down the seriousness of the Covid-19 illness
  • Neither patient was thought to be seriously ill on Friday

(From left) The Mexican officials Oliva Lopez Arellano, secretary of health; Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell; and Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health. Photo: dpa
(From left) The Mexican officials Oliva Lopez Arellano, secretary of health; Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell; and Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health. Photo: dpa
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