President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decreed a 30-day national mourning , for the deaths and infections caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which until Friday night had generated 55,908 deaths and 511,369 confirmed cases. In the evening edition of the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) a decree was published in which it is established that, as a sign of mourning, the National Flag will be hoisted at half mast, during the period from August 13 to September 11, 2020.
“A 30-day national mourning is declared for the deaths of people and infections in our country caused by the disease pandemic generated by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19), declared by the World Health Organization, on 11 March 2020 ”, reads the decree issued by the President of the Republic. On August 5, the president reported that every day, public servants will observe a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of coronavirus, followed by applause in recognition of the medical personnel, in the decree this request from the federal president is made official. “The public servants of the agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration that are carrying out their functions in the administrative offices, will observe a minute of silence daily at 12:00 noon,” the decree refers.
Since last week, in any public act that he meets, President López Obrador pauses to remain silent and later applaud. Last June, the armed forces implemented a silence call to all military installations as a recognition and tribute to all those who died from the virus discovered in late 2019 in the Asian city of Wuhuan.