Officials in Mexico have blamed junk food and soft drinks for Mexico's high rate of deaths among middle-aged people from COVID-19.
"If a mask was an option for the economy's reactivation, I'd put one on immediately," López Obrador said Wednesday. "But it's not like that. I follow the recommendations of the doctors..."
Mexico has so far recorded nearly 74,560 confirmed cases and 8,134 deaths, though officials acknowledge the number of cases is probably several times higher due to Mexico’s extremely low rate of testi
The federal government acknowledges only 1,332 confirmed deaths in Mexico City since the pandemic began, less than a third as many as the investigation revealed.
Municipal police officer Orlando Antonio Ruvalcaba Flores also was killed and a fellow officer was wounded.
The attackers were apparently searching for specific targets, but then opened fire indiscriminately on customers.
The cemetery will cover 50,000 square miles, have a visual identification area, a body preparation area, and six funeral cold rooms for 300 corpses.
A conflict between different groups of prisoners broke out in a jail in the town of Cieneguillas, about 13 km away from Zacatecas City, the state capital, said the reports.
The grim site was discovered just over three weeks ago in Jalisco -- a state hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime.
Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme said late Sunday afternoon that authorities had determined the casualty count from the gunbattles stood at 14 gunmen dead and four police officers killed.
The area is known for avocado production and has been the scene of turf battles between the La Nueva Familia gang and the Jalisco drug cartel.
Gunmen blocked roads and highways into the evening, bringing the city of 750,000 people to a standstill.
Sent back to India on a chartered plane that took 11 hours, the deportees were first taken to Spain from Mexico and then to India.
Images carried on Mexican television showed army and police personnel under assault by men armed with heavy weapons.
Indian nationals, who did not have a condition of regular stay in the country, were deported to New Delhi.