Experts concerned Mexico not taking enough COVID-19 precautions

In Mexico, the coronavirus has yet to hit in large numbers, and the country is operating largely as usual. Movie theaters, restaurants and gyms are still open.

Earlier this month, around 45,000 people attended a music festival in Mexico City — at the same time many US cities were going on lockdown to contain the virus’ spread.

At the entrance of the Vive Latino music festival, attendees had their temperatures tested with an infrared thermometer. Those who ran hot were turned back. David Figueroa, who works in the publicity industry, said he was comfortable being there, but he was washing his hands constantly.

“We have to take advantage of the fact that the coronavirus has hit Latin America late,” he said. “Eventually it will hit hard. But for now, things are normal, and we should enjoy it.”