AMLO asks G20 leaders to abandon “temptation of excessive confinement” in the face of COVID-19 pandemic

López Obrador called on the leaders of the 20 most powerful economies in the world to work together to achieve economic recovery

During his participation in the G20 leaders meeting, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke out against the imposition of authoritarian measures such as excessive confinement and a curfew in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked trust more in the responsibility of the population and guarantee, under all circumstances, freedom and “abandon the temptation to impose authoritarian measures such as the excessive confinement or the curfew“.

“Facing the two crises, health and economic, has left us suffering and calamities but also important lessons,” said the president at the beginning of his speech.

The president emphasized that health is a fundamental human right that must be guaranteed by the State, putting aside the profit motive.

“Medical care, vaccines and medicines must be free and universally applicable as established by the Mexican resolution approved at the UN.”

Lopez Obrador He also said that prevention is preferable and therein lies the importance of promoting a healthy diet.

“Let us bear in mind that those most affected by the pandemic have been patients with hypertension, diabetes, obesity and these chronic diseases originate from poor diet and the absence of physical exercise and sports,” he explained.

He pronounced himself to consider the family as the main social security institutionl and prevent its disintegration.

He also made a call not to abandon older adults in shelters and nursing homes.

“As comfortable as they are, they will never give the love of loved ones,” he noted.

The president called on the leaders of the 20 most powerful economies in the world to work together to achieve the Economic recovery and employment in the emergency of COVID-19.

López Obrador would carry out a tour of activities in Nayarit and Sinaloa, However, the canceled due to their participation in the G20 summit.

The annual summit of leaders of the G20, marked by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, began virtually with a live broadcast speech from the king Salman bin Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia, organizing country of the event by exercising the rotating presidency of the group.

With information from López-Dóriga Digital