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Ebrard rules out closure of northern border despite COVID-19 rebound

Despite the rebound in COVID-19 infections in some border states, such as Chihuahua, and in some parts of the United States, Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), ruled out that the northern border will be closed, as he pointed out that the economic effects could be enormous.

In a press conference led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Foreign Minister recalled that the Mexican government has chosen not to close airports, ports, and the same policy applies to borders.

Mexico will not opt ​​for an imperative closureWell, that would have many consequences and we have followed the same disposition in the case of the border, that is, an imperative closure means that you cannot enter. That paralyzes the activity of the border and probably the damage we would do could be enormous“, he stressed.

“We are not anticipating a total closure of activities, because the impact could be very serious,” he said at the National Palace.