Mexico’s Covid-19 death tally surpasses 100,000 MILESTONE

Mexico has surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, the fourth nation to reach this grim milestone.

The nation has suffered 100,104 deaths since the pandemic began.

Experts however believe that the true numbers would be much higher.

Only the US, Brazil and India have recorded more deaths than Mexico, which has a population of roughly 125 million. Its mortality rate of 9.8% is one of the highest in the world, according to data maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

Critics accuse President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of being too slow to bring in measures to tackle the outbreak when the pandemic began, and of rolling back those restrictions too quickly.

In March the government ran adverts declaring that the virus “is not an emergency situation”, and President Obrador told the media that amulets and prayer were his “protective shield” against infection.

After telling Mexicans to stay at home at the end of March as Covid-19 cases started to rise, Mr Obrador eased regulations in May in a bid to restart the suffering economy.