Mexico and US extend border closure to non-essential travel until February 21

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) announced this Monday that Mexico and the United States are extending, until February 21, 2021, the closure of their border to non-essential travel.

"Due to the development of the propagation of #COVID19 and the fact that several states are in the orange of the Epidemiological Traffic Light, Mexico proposed to the United States the extension, for one more month, of the restrictions to non-essential land transit on their common border," the SRE communicated through its Twitter account.

"The restrictions will remain on the same terms as they have been since their implementation on March 21, 2020. Both countries will coordinate health measures in the border region that will be in effect until 23:59 hrs. on February 21, 2021," the agency continued.

The Ministry of Health informed this day that there are already 134 thousand 368 people who have died from the new SARS-COV-2 coronavirus in Mexico.

In addition, confirmed cases totaled 1,541,633, said José Luis Alomía, general director of epidemiology. Meanwhile, the estimated active cases of COVID-19 disease increased to 84 thousand 161.