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'We Lack Personnel, We Lack Resources': Mexican Migrant Camps Dread Pandemic
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23 Mar 2020 06:24 AM EST

Migrants near the US border in Matamoros, Mexico, have begun to isolate as best they can to ward off the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Reuters, it's quite a challenge, as they are living in closely packed tents. Cases of colds and flu spread rapidly. The settlement that currently houses an estimated 2,000 people. Border towns like this will soon swell even further. Mexico has agreed to accept Central Americans denied entry by US officials as a result of a new policy implemented by the Trump administration. We lack personnel, we lack resources. Ulises Gonzalez De la Garza, Coordinator, Matamoros State Health Department