According to Sectur, Mexico is one of the tourist powers least affected by Covid-19

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According to Sectur, Mexico is one of the tourist powers least affected by Covid-19
Fri January 08, 2021

The head of the Ministry of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués pointed out that proportionally for every one hundred thousand inhabitants the country registers fewer cases among some of the most visited nations

The head of the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, pointed out that, proportionally, for every one hundred thousand inhabitants, our country registers the least amount of cases among some of the most visited nations.
Despite having a less advanced public health system, it lags behind several of the major developed countries.

According to the expectations of what will be the World Tourism Organization ranking of the countries that received the most tourists in 2020, Mexico is in position number nine in terms of the number of Covid-19 cases per one hundred thousand population inhabitants.

Así lo indicó el secretario de Turismo del Gobierno de México, Miguel Torruco Marqués, quien destacó que nuestro país registra un menor número proporcional de casos registrados, así como de fallecimientos, a pesar de haber heredado de administraciones pasadas un sistema de salud público menos avanzado que el que tienen naciones desarrolladas como Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, Francia y Alemania, entre otras.

Precisó que, de acuerdo con datos de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) al 5 de enero de 2021, por cada cien mil habitantes México tiene mil 120 casos de Covid-19, en tanto que Estados Unidos registra seis mil 180; España, cuatro mil 50; Francia, cuatro mil; Reino Unido, tres mil 910; Italia, tres mil 560; Polonia, tres mil 484; Rusia, dos mil 233; y Alemania, dos mil 166 casos (estos tres últimos países con datos al 4 de enero). Todos estos países se ubican entre los diez que más turistas recibieron el año pasado.

He recalled that the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic drastically affected the tourism industry around the world, which will cause changes in the list of the ten nations that receive the most tourists. Thus, in a conjunctural way, with preliminary data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the end of 2020, Mexico would rise from the seventh place (which it occupied in 2019) to the third; while Russia, Poland and Austria would manage to enter this group.

Secretary Torruco Marqués added that, regarding the number of deaths caused by Covid-19, Mexico is in fifth place, along with France, within the list of the ten tourist powers, with 99 deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants , below countries like the United States, which registers 105; Spain, 108; UK, 111; and Italy, with 125 deaths.

In this sense, he recognized the teamwork carried out by the heads of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health, headed by Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón and Jorge Alcocer Varela, respectively, as well as the Undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Health of the SSA, Hugo López-Gatell, so that Mexico is the leading country in Latin America in the application of the vaccine against Covid-19.

He argued that both agencies correctly and expeditiously implemented the guidelines given by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which will give our country an advantage in terms of tourism and help a faster recovery of the sector.

“This is in addition to the different hygiene-sanitary prevention protocols that we have designed for the tourism industry since the beginning of the pandemic, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the invaluable support of the private sector, which have been a model for Latin America. Now, the application of the vaccine comes to close the circle to be at the forefront in tourism ”, concluded the secretary Torruco Marqués.


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