by Monica Showalter
For reasons still a little unclear, Mexico has avoided the disasters of the coronavirus. It barely exists in the country. Mexico has 26 cases, concentrated near the capital, meaning very likely that it came from exposure abroad. At the borderlands, there is nothing.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune:
TIJUANA — Relatively unscathed to date, Mexico is stepping up measures against the coronavirus pandemic as authorities brace for what they call the inevitable large-scale spread of the virus throughout the region.With zero confirmed cases of coronavirus in Baja California thus far, and its northern neighboring state of California nearing 300, Mexican health officials said they would consider limiting the southbound flow of people entering Mexico from the United States.“The possible flow of the coronavirus would come from the north to the south,” Mexican Deputy Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said Thursday. “If it were technically necessary, we would consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance.”