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COVID-19 Report 20/04/20

COVID-19 Report | 20/04/20

COVID-19 R20/04/20 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Locate Global are producing weekly reports to keep our network informed.

This week we focus on the growing trend in claims 5G is connected to the spread of coronavirus. This theory has resulted in many 5G communication towers as far as Australia being vandalised or torched. Our updates include key global developments, up-to-date COVID19 statistics, and specifically, our focus this week has been Mexico, reviewing how the country is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global stats
Cases: 2,406,745
Active: 1,616,487
Recovered: 625,001
Fatal: 165,257

Worst affected countries
USA: 770,564
Spain: 198,674
Italy: 179,059

10:54 am 20th April 2020 Source:

Global News, Incidents and Events

  • A police officer kicked onto subway tracks in Harlem, New York City – Source
  • Man arrested with 70 counterfeit hand gel bottles in central Caxias, in the State of Maranhao – Source
  • Public official arrested in Sao Paulo for diverting body bags and re-selling them – Source
  • Burglary of shops increases during curfew hours in Brazzaville – Source
  • Police officers spat at in central Hamilton – Source
  • Shoppers queuing for food brawl in Shadwell, London – Source
  • Man arrested for impersonating civil protection volunteer at the Pistoia train station – Source
  • Woman of Asian descent harassed over COVID-19 in Maxvorstadt, Munich – Source
  • Man arrested with 250 fake COVID-19 test kits in a vehicle in Uxbridge, London – Source
  • Police arrest man driving car labelled Coronavirus Control Unit in St Petersburg – Source
  • 10 Chinese nationals arrested in Ipiranga, Sao Paulo for selling stolen COVID-19 tests – Source
  • Operatives of Nigerian Army 81 Division arrest 7 for impersonating military officers in Lagos State – Source
  • 2 pharmacies closed in Nasr City for selling unlicensed medical products – Source

Crimes Related to 5G and COVID-19

There is a conspiracy theory that claims 5G is connected to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The theory that 5G is causing illness, namely COVID-19 has resulted in many 5G communication towers mainly across Europe but as far as Australia are being vandalised or torched.

Cases: 8,261
Active: 4,948
Recovered: 2,627
Fatal: 686

10:54 am 20th April 2020 Source:

Government Advice and Restrictions

The United States and Mexico entered a joint initiative March 21 restricting non-essential travel along the U.S – Mexico land border. Mexico has implemented temperature screening measures at some of its airports and land border ports of entry. There are no mandatory quarantine policies currently in effect in Mexico for confirmed or suspected cases. The Mexican government encourages people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, to stay at home for 14 days. On April 3, Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business.

Mexico News, Incidents and Events

▪ Nurse attacked in the Central de Abastos area of Oaxaca over fears of COVID-19 – Source
▪ Equipment for the care of COVID-19 patients reportedly stolen from a hospital in Oaxaca – Source
▪ Residents of Tibolon close accesses to their community to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – Source
▪ Factory employees protest in the Calafia Industrial Park in Mexicali over lack of COVID-19 measures – Source
▪ Los Viagras criminal group distribute food parcels in Acahuato, State of Michoacan, due to COVID-19 – Source
▪ Reports of the Cartel del Golfo members distributing food parcels in Matamoros due to COVID-19 – Source
▪ Attempted looting of a supermarket in the Los Hornos neighbourhood of Acapulco – Source
▪ Mayor of Mahahual, in the State of Quintana Roo, is shot and killed reportedly committed by drug traffickers, angry at the decision of the mayor to close the access to the town of Mahahual due to COVID-19. – Source
▪ Nurses accuse the director of the General Hospital of Cancun of keeping COVID-19 donations – Source
▪ 2 ambulances set on fire in the El Verge neighbourhood of the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City – Source

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COVID-19 Report | 20/04/20

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