Here’s a headline I bet you didn’t see coming, right? The Mexican government is now apparently talking about trying to seal their northern border with the United States. Is it because they’ve really taken President Trump’s message about illegal immigration to heart? Well… they have, at least more than they used to. But no, that’s not it. They’re worried about Americans coming down into their country and bringing the coronavirus with them. And no… I’m not even kidding. (Daily Mail)
For once, the conversation over closing the US-Mexico border is being driven b Mexican health officials who say they are considering shutting out Americans to keep coronavirus out of their country.
There are currently more than 1,900 cases of the virus in the US and it is spreading rapidly. Forty-two people have died from it.
By contrast in Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no deaths.
At a press conference on Friday, health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: ‘Mexico wouldn’t bring the virus to the United States, rather the United States would bring it here.
May I first just say… be our guests! If you want to shut down the border or at least restrict access to designated ports of entry and conduct health checks there, go for it! I’m not even being sarcastic. That would be wonderful. Just make sure you’re shutting it down in both directions.