On 21 April, the Mexican Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, announced that they are now initiating Phase 3 (the final phase) of the contingency plan for COVID-19. The safe distancing measures will remain in place until at least 30 May. In this phase it is expected that cases will rise daily in the thousands rather than the hundreds
All non-essential activities continue to be suspended and Mexicans have been advised to stay at home. Although the lockdown is not mandatory, the Government is asking that people to adhere to this advice.
Mexico's borders remain open, but the border with the US is only for essential travel. Mexico has commenced some restrictions in response to COVID-19, and these vary in different states.
On 13 April, the Federal Government and private sector signed the 'Todos juntos contra el Covid-19' agreement. This agreement enables the population entitled to health services from Insabi, IMSS, ISSTE (public health institutions) to be able to access health services in private hospitals at no cost while the emergency is progressing. This agreement starts on 23 April and ends on 23 May and includes 146 hospitals in 27 Mexican States who will provide second level attention to patients from the public sector.