March 30, 2020
In the afternoon of this Friday, 27 March, the Mexican President published a Decree in the Federal Gazette, implementing extraordinary measures in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19.
This Decree announced the following extraordinary and immediate measures:
All entities and offices of the Federal Public Administration must work jointly and provide all the required support to the Ministry of Health to implement the corresponding mitigation and control measures of the pandemic virus.
In addition to the Presidential Decree summarized above, the Mexican sanitary regulatory agency, COFEPRIS, published an announcement on its official website stating the petitions and proceedings that will remain open during this phase 2 of the pandemic in Mexico. The notice includes applications for “products” to overcome the health emergency of COVID-19.
OLIVARES is currently reviewing this announcement and analyzing the Decree carefully, as well as any other government decisions. We are closely monitoring any developments related to the current health crisis, in order to advise our clients on the legal implications of the coronavirus.