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What social distancing? Mexican president defies Covid-19 issues as he EMBRACES & SHAKES HANDS with 1000s at rallies (VIDEOS)

What social distancing? Mexican president defies Covid-19 concerns as he EMBRACES & SHAKES HANDS with 1000s at rallies (VIDEOS)


As governments all over the world urge residents to remain indoors and follow ‘social distancing’ as a result of coronavirus, Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has come beneath fireplace for staging large rallies despite the dangers.

Whereas politicians within the neighboring US are cancelling rallies, holding essential debates in empty halls with no viewers, and ditching handshakes for elbow bumps, Obrador, often known as AMLO, has taken a drastically completely different strategy – ramping up his public actions as an alternative.

Obrador, who’s presently touring the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero, might be seen shaking fingers, taking selfies, hugging, and even kissing his quite a few supporters throughout stops within the cities of Marquelia, Cruz Grande, and within the space of Costa Chica over the weekend.

ALMO has made no secret of his busy schedule, posting an array of movies of his passionate interactions along with his supporters on Twitter.

A video from Costa Chica reveals him strolling previous a jubilant crowd, shaking fingers and eagerly stopping for selfies. “Individuals on the Costa Chica are excited and pleased,” the tweet’s caption reads.

One other video posted on Sunday reveals him addressing an enormous crowd from a podium arrange in the course of a sea of individuals.

“I needed to get out of the truck a number of instances. It’s intense, however the affection of the folks is reassuring,” Obrador wrote.

Obrador’s ‘business-as-usual’ strategy to rallies has sparked a backlash on-line, with critics accusing him of placing his supporters susceptible to contracting the virus, and setting a foul instance.

“I voted for you. However do not be irresponsible at instances of threat of contagion. Save your self and set the instance,” a follower wrote.

“What irresponsibility! It is not all about you, you will need to lead by instance,” one other stated.

By refusing to deliver his campaigning to a halt or make changes to scale back the danger of the unfold of the virus, Obrador seems to be at odds with the most recent suggestions of the Well being Ministry.

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The ministry unveiled the ‘Sana Distancia’ (wholesome distance) initiative on Saturday, which, nevertheless, takes impact in every week – beginning March 23.

“It is social distancing, it is about distance to maintain us wholesome,” the ministry stated.

There have been 53 confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Mexico, with media reporting of a minimum of one demise ensuing from the pandemic on Mexican soil. Native media reported that businessman Jose Kuri succumbed to the virus after getting back from a visit to the US.

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