Mexico without responding US demand to reopen motor sector
Mexico, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico continues on Thursday without responding the request from the US Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) to reopen the motor sector closed due to the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The Mexican government did not yield to the demand made by US maquilas that the sector was declared essential to resume work activities paralyzed since the mitigation phase of the coronavirus epidemic.
However, as of that the coronavirus contagion peak is expected for the country's northern region between May 9 and 10, the government will assess with the Secretariat of Health to start releasing non-infected municipalities as of May 17.
MEMA executives asked State Secretary Mike Pompeo for his participation so that the motor industry in Mexico resumes operations on May 12, before the sector returns to work in the United States, which mostly is scheduled for May 18.
Experts point out that they are in fact acknowledging the great risk the early reopening of the factories will bring to the life and health of thousands of Mexicans, but they insist on it.
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