Once again, they urge the use of face masks in CDMX transportation

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The Mexican Association of Transportation and Mobility (AMTM) recommended resuming the use of face masks in public transportation to prevent covid-19 infections, while the Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) also considered it necessary to use the mask againbut to avoid influenza infections.

When consulted separately, both institutions indicated that, Without being mandatory, the face mask would help prevent these respiratory diseases in the cold season of the year, where most of the 56 cold fronts that will affect the country are expected to leave temperatures of up to one degree in the capital.

The AMTM stated that official data points to a rebound in SARS-CoV-2 infections during the last five weeks.

Given the rebound in covid and respiratory diseases in Mexico City, according to reports from the General Directorate of Epidemiology, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, the AMTM recommends returning to the use of face masks in public transportation, as well as returning to implement healthy distance, hand washing and other preventive measures,” he highlighted.

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He highlighted that in the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico Around 166.6 million people travel monthly by different means of public transportation.

It is essential that everyone protect themselves, as well as public transport users in general, by applying the same measures learned during the time of the pandemic.

Such as the use of face masks, social distancing, hand washing, use of the card to not exchange money and, particularly, not putting your hands over your eyes and mouth,” the association detailed.


Guillermo Ayala, director of Early Warning of the SGIRPCstated that the use of face masks would also help prevent influenza infections.

In public transport we must try to use a face mask and remember that a scarf is not going to replace it, we must try to use it, due to the issue of influenza, above all, we must try to use it," he said.

He asked citizens to constantly hydrate, eat citrus to strengthen the immune system and wear several layers of clothing to avoid the cold. Also get vaccinated against influenza and covid-19.

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