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Lopez Gatell, the Mexican govt epidemiologist, announced in a press conference yesterday that starting today the entire country will be in a 1 month long mandated quarantine. Only essential businesses will open such as grocery stores and drugstores, and only services essential to public safety will operate like CFE and water. Here's a rough translation of what was said in the press conference word by word. I am also posting the link to the press conference, in Spanish, of course. He closed the conference with this statement: "I want to be clear and immediate again, this message will be followed by an official government notice stating all the specifics." 

There will be a live feed YouTube presentation on the government website at  7 pm this evening.

“The Task Force working on this amounts up to 350 years of experience in the public health sector, including two doctors with national science awards. Today, we speak to you, the citizens, and share the following technicalities:

1) The prevention and control measurements that the Mexican government has established have been designed by a group of specialists. These measurements have been correct, pertinent and opportunist. All of these measurements have been made based on scientific data and comply with the recommendations made by the World Health Organization. These measurements have been communicated repeatedly, and have now been established in the countries legal frame, to be formulated and written on paper at the highest level.

The call that we make to the Mexican citizens today, is for you to reflect, and lets be very clear, we require for you to follow and reinforce these measurements, it is our responsibility, and it is our obligation to comply with this measurements and to be consistent. All of us need to take care of ourselves, and take care of each other.

We all must cooperate in order to flatten the curve of this epidemic. Hereby, we require you to adapt to all the preventions measurements instructed, not just the ones that are directed towards personal safety, but to follow the prevention measurements directed towards community safety. As long as we are successful with massive immobilization of the country, with a high reduction of workforce activity, scholar activity, and the concentration of masses in public settings, we will all be benefited by minimizing the speed at which this virus is being transmitted.

This is our last chance to flatten the curve, and this requires to have a country wide immobilization and to stay home. This is our last call, we must all stay home. We speak to you directly: STAY HOME, STAY HOME. Stay home, because staying home is the only way we can slow down the pandemic.

Our curve is halfway to going from a slow transmission stage to a rapidly increasing transmission stage. We are in a period of accelerated rise in daily confirmed cases.

It is impossible to avoid this epidemic. We are currently living through phase 2, and we are very close to entering phase 3. One of the highest risks that will come with entering phase 3 will be the lack of hospital beds. Hospitals will be unable to help citizens, and deaths that could have otherwise been prevented will occur, due to insufficient hospital beds.

That's why, I repeat the most important message, the only way to flatten the curve TODAY is to stay home, country wide, everyone, during a stipulated period of 1 month. Let me reiterate that this does not mean that the accelerate rise in cases will be prevented. But we will be able to slow down phase 2, and once we get to phase 3 hospitals will have enough bed to take care of everyone in need of medical attention.

It is our responsibility, at a government level, in the private sector, in the public sector, and in the social sector, to STAY HOME.

In order to reach the potential these safety measurements have, we must reinforce that the public, private and social sectors MUST ADAPT to these measurements. The government is doing its part, by suspending ALL ACTIVITIES, in exception for those activities that are essential to human life. Such as grocery stores, energy services, water services. Essential services. No one is to overvalue their work, or feeling like their work isn’t valuable. Whats important is to stay home, to reduce the number of people infected. That is why, it is absolutely necessary, for the Private and the Social sectors to follow these measurements with a force, and with clear determination, to not undermine our efforts.

I want to be clear and immediate again, this message will be followed by an official government notice stating all the specifics."

https://www.facebook.com/638583082/videos/10158415693908083/?hc_location=ufi

 
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The video is dated 28 March (yesterday) which would mean the announcement took effect yesterday??  I couldn't find anything about it at Jalisco or Chapala FB sites.   Not doubting this video, just wish there were closed captions.  As a novice FB user, when I click on the FB link above, I can't figure out whose it is.  Maybe someone else can shed some light on this??

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Several Mexican friends have told me they received messages this morning direct to their cell phones from the government of Jalisco telling them of the mandatory stay at home order. Things are developing hourly now. They've said there will be a you tube video posted at 7 pm tonight announcing the new restrictions. Hard to know WHAT to believe.

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There is a follow up on the informador but there is a few words that I do not understand and google translate either. But the fire department and the police are asking you to stay home.

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Subscribe to the youtube channel Gobierno de México. A lawyer friend just posted that there will be a live streamed national government broadcast there at 7 pm this evening.

I am simply passing on what I'm getting.

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I found this article also posted today at https://www.lagodechapala.com/blog/ultimatum-given-to-isolate-and-curb-coronavirus/

In that article it says (see quote below) this about Lopez Catell (the man in the video).  While the video is real, there is no official government edict for a quarantine (at least currently).  Alfaro posted earlier that he would have an important announcement.....manana.   PS: I rec'd a copy of the same translation in the OP earlier today; it is making the rounds in the expat community too. 

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Still, he emphasized that the federal government has not considered the possibility of mandatory confinement, or else, of calling the security forces to enforce social distancing measures, for which reason he reiterated the call for social responsibility.

 

 

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Municipal authorities met with a specialist on viruses from the state,  friday. He is being stationed at the Joco hospital. Moy (our mayor) put out a video in spanish friday night (Facebook Moy Anaya), It is being summarized in English this afternoon. A group has been setup to summarize all coming official communications in english.

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56 minutes ago, DeborahM said:

Several Mexican friends have told me they received messages this morning direct to their cell phones from the government of Jalisco telling them of the mandatory stay at home order. Things are developing hourly now. They've said there will be a you tube video posted at 7 pm tonight announcing the new restrictions. Hard to know WHAT to believe.

I, too, received the text message last night.

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This isn't mandatory apparently and I don't see how it could be without masses of people having much bigger problems than corona virus, you know like where's their next meal coming from.  We'll continue to socially distance and use preventatives as much as possible but there are a whole lot of folks who have the choice of either going out and working or starving.

 

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Llama AMLO a todos los mexicanos a mantenerse en casa

domingo, 29 de marzo de 2020 11:05 - 1189572En: Destacadas - México -
Vamos a enfrentar esta crisis con austeridad, honestidad y sin afectar a los ciudadanos, reiteró desde San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, donde de paso, hizo un llamado a los mexicanos a mantenerse en casa.

“Esta crisis, esta pandemia no la vamos a resolver en los hospitales, la tenemos que resolver en los hogares, con la prevención, si no tenemos necesidad de salir vamos a mantenernos en nuestra casa. Ya en el caso del gobierno se decidió que pueden retirarse los servidores públicos a sus casas, que solamente se queden los que están cumpliendo una función indispensable para la ciudadanía, la seguridad pública, la salud, el presidente no se puede retirar porque sí es importante su trabajo, desde luego con la sana distancia”.
Y aprovechó para hacer un nuevo llamado a los empresarios a permitir que sus trabajadores se queden en casa con goce de sueldo y prestaciones. (Por Arturo García Caudillo)

 
 
"We are going to confront this crisis with austerity, honesty and without affecting citizens. … This crisis, this pandemic, we will not resolve it in hospitals, we have to resolve it our homes, with prevention. If we don’t have to go out, we need to remain at home. As for government, it has been decided that public servants can remain at home; only those who perform an indispensable role for our citizens—public security, health, the president—cannot stay away because their work is important, from a safe distance..."
 
He made another plea to businesspeople to allow their workers to remain home, with salaries and benefits intact.

 

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I listened to it carefully but I dont know where the translator got "mandatory ".

One word makes all the difference.

In the last message of the governor ( 4 hours ago ) : federal government " asks " citizens to stay home 

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Maybe not mandatory but you should not have to be forced to do what is right and safe.  Just do it to saves someone's life

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49 minutes ago, Rony said:

I listened to it carefully but I dont know where the translator got "mandatory ".

One word makes all the difference.

In the last message of the governor ( 4 hours ago ) : federal government " asks " citizens to stay home 

That was four hours ago. This is changing hourly now. We need to watch the YouTube live feed at 7 pm!

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29 minutes ago, DuckieHoomever said:

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez posts updates on his facebook page, which fb can translate to English for those like me who don't speak Spanish. I just followed his page so I'll get any new updates.

https://www.facebook.com/EnriqueAlfaroR/

THANKS for this! Gov. Ramirez is providing excellent leadership through this crisis.

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1 hour ago, Rony said:

I listened to it carefully but I dont know where the translator got "mandatory ".

One word makes all the difference.

In the last message of the governor ( 4 hours ago ) : federal government " asks " citizens to stay home 

my only point is that we have to try to stick to the right translation.  More than ever, good and correct communication is important. ( and my Spanish is not perfect either, but I like to contribute where I can and am open to be corrected too )

A couple of days ago, another translation said that the airport was closed to passengers flights,....and it isnt or wasnt.  It was also one word, but again, it made all the difference, and it could have had a lot of consequences.

 

 

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What seems to be evident from this "Disaster" is the lack of coordinated communication from " The Top " down

Just look at this board. People with various levels of language skills are sharing what they hear , read etc. Any others are left to hear second hand gossip

Wouldn't be more appropriate if the Message's from President,Governor,Mayor was passed on to say the LCS as the "center" for the " Gringo" community and each day we can find out what's happening

If Hector is the designated "Liaison" person with the " Foriegn " community it time to provide us with a clear picture of how we can tune in to what is happening

He said, she said , I heard is not a smart way to communicate and only adds confusion and fear the longer this Pandemic last

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Any thoughts on how this will affect those wanting to fly to Mexico from Canada as a tourist?

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Wow; the OP wants to delete their own fake news.

Lets get the right info on this most important topic in a new thread.

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