MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that his administration has managed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the most difficult moment, as the country passes 100,000 deaths.
"What has been done has, we believe, produced results," said the president at a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City.
Lopez Obrador explained that unlike other nations, Mexico has managed to compensate for the lack of hospital infrastructure and the lack of the necessary personnel to care for those infected with COVID-19.
"It has not been taken into account that we inherited a totally destroyed health system and that in a very short time, we created a health infrastructure to care for the sick, and that the right measures were taken when people were called on to take care of themselves in their homes," he said.
For this reason, the Mexican president ruled out any plans for modification of his administration's health policy in the future.
As of Nov. 19, Mexico had registered more than a million cases of COVID-19 and 100,104 deaths since the first case was discovered at the end of February.