Rocky Reopening In Mexico As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Mexico's president told municipalities with no reported cases to reopen this week. But some local officials have rebelled, choosing to remain in lockdown.

Mexican health officials also say it's not clear whether these areas are truly coronavirus free, due to spotty testing and contact tracing. The low testing rates have also led to what could be a major undercount in deaths.

NPR's Carrie Kahn (@ckahn) joins host Tonya Mosley from Mexico City for the latest.

This segment aired on May 20, 2020.


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