MEXICO – The Mexican government will repatriate some 200 urns with ashes of deceased nationals in the United States, as reported this Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).
“This July 11 a special flight will be made from New York to Mexico City to repatriate more than 200 urns with ashes from compatriots who, unfortunately, died due to COVID-19 in the United States,” said the Foreign Ministry. Mexican in a bulletin.
The transfer will be possible thanks to the “invaluable” support of the Ministry of National Defense, which arranged one of the aircraft of the Mexican Air Force, he said.
This achievement is the result of the coordination of the SRE and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York with the state governments of our country.
“The latter will support with the transfer of the ballot boxes to their final destination in the different states, among which are: Baja California, Campeche, Chiapas, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla , Tlaxcala and Veracruz, “added the text.
More than one hundred Mexicans have died in the US from the coronavirus.
According to the most updated data from June 29 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1,513 deaths of Mexicans in that country have occurred in the United States and 14 more compatriots have died in the rest of the world due to the coronavirus.
According to the statement, the SRE, through its consular network in the United States, will continue to provide consular assistance to the families of Mexican people who have died from the virus.
“The Government of Mexico reiterates its condolences to the families who have lost a loved one abroad and expresses its commitment to assist them and provide them with the protection and information necessary in the face of the global pandemic,” the text concluded.
Mexico currently has more than 289,174 infections and 34,191 deaths from COVID-19, while the United States, epicenter of the global pandemic, has more than 3 million positives and 133,106 deaths.