Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell ruled that “the traffic light is not subject to negotiations”
The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, ruled out any agreement with the Mexico City to prevent the entity from returning to Red light by COVID-19.
At a press conference he reiterated what he had discussed with Joaquín López-Dóriga in an interview for Radio Fórmula: “the traffic light is not subject to negotiations“.
The traffic light is an objective instrument and it is up to the state health authority to make the most convenient decisions to balance social mobility that helps to activate the economy and social immobility that helps reduce infections, ”he said.
He pointed out that the traffic light should not be altered because this would imply losing the ability to detect the population risk of having COVID-19 infections.
Therefore, he insisted, Epidemiological Risk Traffic Light It has a single methodology, in common agreement with the 32 states of the Republic.
The management of the epidemic is not only a medical issue, in fact public health is a social discipline that connects with other social aspects. “
In an interview, the official explained that in the case of the Mexico City, there is an upward trend with a higher speed of hospitalizations.
The trend is too fast to occupy hospitals, it is the product of a higher rate of infections, and since Mexico City is the most populated area of the country, more intensive measures are required to change this trend of increasing infections and some deaths.”
Despite the current situation of COVID-19 in the capital, the official considered that the handling of the pandemic by the Government of Claudia Sheinbaum has had a great talent to detect and treat cases.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital