Border maquilas on red alert for COVID-19 outbreak

Border maquilas on red alert for COVID-19 outbreak

MEXICALI – Companies in the U.S.-Mexico border states could experience a COVID-19 outbreak, at least, in Mexicali, five companies registered in recent days a series of infections, said the head of the Baja California Health Secretariat, Alonso Perez Rico.

Since three weeks ago, the capital of Baja California has been experiencing a second wave of contagion, currently registering more than 230 active cases, accumulating a total of 9,636 positive diagnoses since the health emergency began.

Within the maquiladora industry, the most serious case at this time is the DataProducts company where there are 22 people infected, among direct employees, family members and suppliers.

Marco Aurelio Gámez Servín, head of the State Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Coepris), explained that it was the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health that warned about this situation.

It is worth mentioning that the second wave of coronavirus in Europe would affect the Immex export companies from Mexico and Baja California that are part of Index.

Source: El Sol de México