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The use of face masks is "mandatory" when entering the CDMX Metro (Photo: Reuters)

In recent weeks the international media have announced spikes in infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) in several metropolis of the world due to reopening of various activities industrial, commercial and labor, which has even led some to return to a lockdown.

Therefore, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), in conjunction with the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (CAMe) and the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), published this Wednesday a series of recommendations for the population of the Megalopolis of Mexico's valley that by necessity, they cannot stay at home during this health crisis.

The objective of these measures is promote healthy and sustainable mobility, that gives priority to caring for the health of the population and the environment. And it is that according to the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 document, "Atmospheric Pollution and Health Risks", Populations living with high air pollution are more vulnerable to epidemics.

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“Their purpose is to provide information to prevent and mitigate the spread of covid-19 during the use of transportation and transfers while improving the physical activity of the population, which will acquire greater relevance when, by official provision, containment measures are reduced, and people evaluate the level of risk and the minimum measures necessary to protect themselves ", indicated the institutions.

Among the recommendations in public transport, the use of a prepaid card stands out, avoid talking, seek schedules with less influx, don't touch your face And apply antibacterial gel upon reaching your destination.

They highlight the prefer to travel by bike and walkr, since it is the safest way to avoid contagion, it strengthens the body and contributes to the environment. If this means is used, they recommend continuously disinfecting the handlebars, gears, brakes, helmet, locks and chains.

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If you travel in cab It is recommended to avoid carpooling, use the back seat to keep a healthy distance, do not touch the seat, dashboard or door handle. Prefer to Natural ventilation with the windows slightly open.

Similarly, do not talk to the driver of the trip On the way, do not use a cell phone, and disinfect your hands when you arrive at your destination.

It is worth mentioning that one of the conclusions obtained by these institutions is that efforts should be redoubled to improve air quality and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the COVID 19 contingency.

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According to the Ministry of Health (SSa), until this Wednesday October 7 have registered in Mexico 799,188 cases of contagion accumulated coronavirus, as well as 82,726 confirmed deaths.

Likewise, there are registered 25,212 active cases; that is, they started symptoms in the last 14 days (September 24 to October 7).

The Mexico City, is the entity with the highest number of active cases (4867), followed by Nuevo León (2522) and the Mexico state (1738).

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Users keep their distance when waiting for the Metrobús (Photo: EFE)

Last August, the head of government of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, reported that due to the pandemic the influx of passengers in the public transport system of Mexico City decreased, so that more than 2,000 million pesos have been lost annually.

Although he recognized that it is positive that there is less mobility of people so that the coronavirus, specified that the income of the urb is being reducede, this because there is less passenger flow in the Metro, Metrobús, Light Train, as well as in the Trolleybus Lines.

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