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Coronavirus in Monterrey, Mexico

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May 14, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

Things are pretty low key. People are walking about, half of them with no masks.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

Since I'm staying indoors, being high risk, how can I say?

Changing Conditions as coronavirus Spreads

We Asked: How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread? He replied...

There's no beer.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...

Terrible in my opinion. Mexico City is obviously a plague pit, nobody believes the government's figures.

Government Response with Regard to Expats

We Asked: Describe how your home country's government has handled the outbreak situation with regards to its expatriate citizens. He replied...

Pretty damn useless also.

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...

Only beer.

Preparing for the Future

We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? He replied...

We're moving 30Km south to a semi-rural location. Out of the city. The property has its own well, so we'll be OK for water, and I'll install solar panels and a backup generator.

Lockdown & Passing the Time

We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time? He replied...

Too right, I am staying home. I have a 300MB/s direct fibre connection, Netflix, torrents, not to mention I give my ESL class now over Zoom every day for two hours. Otherwise it's Badminton in the garden, jigsaw puzzles, online dominoes.

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

Yes I am in the IMSS. So far things here seem under control, unlike Mexico City. I'm getting my regular medicines ok.

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

No

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

Public.

Returning Home

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

No way!

How Government is Treating Expats

We Asked: How is the government of the country where you are currently living treating expats during this time? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and and other visa renewals, applications and requirements? Has access to public healthcare been eased? Please describe any types of changes (positive and negative) that are taking place. He replied...

No issues.

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