Mexican mayor jokes that its residents should engage in sexual encounters to avoid becoming infected with the corona virus, as Mexico outnumbers Spain with 28,510 deaths
- Mayor Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos advised residents of the South Mexican city of Zongolica to “make love” to ward off the corona virus
- Mezhua Campos quickly returned, saying he was joking while addressing Veracruz townspeople on social media
- The video was filmed and shared on June 21, but was removed after residents criticized it for the comments
- Mexico surpassed Spain on Thursday with 28,510 deaths from COVID-19, the sixth worst in the world
The mayor of a southern Mexico city had to come back to his suggestion that residents should consider having sex often, as this would be a good way to prevent coronavirus contraction.
Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos addressed his voters from Zongolica, Veracruz, on June 21 via a video recording on social media, when he quickly apologized and said he was joking.
“It is very important that nowadays, let’s say eating healthy, exercising, making love is a good sport,” Mezhua Campo chuckled. “So everyone has to go into that from time to time. Sorry, I was trying to joke, but it didn’t work out well. ‘
Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos, Mayor of Veracruz Municipality, Mexico, joked during a social media video recording that its residents should consider having sex to stop the spread of the coronavirus
Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos apologized during a video for residents of the southern Mexican city of Zongolica when he told residents they had to ‘exercise, making love is a good sport’ to stop the spread of COVID-19
The mayor’s humorous advice about fighting off the devastating virus did not go down well with residents of the municipality with only 27,000 inhabitants. The video was quickly removed from social media networks.
Mexico reported on Thursday that it has eclipsed Spain for sixth place in the world with 28,510 COVID-19 deaths. The country has registered 231,770 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The announcement came the same day that the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, took to Twitter to reveal that he had tested positive for the corona virus.
Zongolica, Mexico, Mayor Juan Carlos Mezhua Campos
Located south of Texas, Tamaulipas has recorded more than 6,000 confirmed cases and at least 356 deaths, although the actual number of infections is believed to be much higher than expected.
On Wednesday, the northern state of Nuevo León announced it will present residents with a preventive plan that hopes it will slow the spread of the deadly virus after health officials report a fifth consecutive day with at least 600 confirmed cases.
Although it was not imposed as a law, Governor Jaime Rodríguez suggested that from this weekend, residents would consider staying at home and begged people to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Nuevo León, directly across from Texas, has reported 11,700 confirmed cases and 392 deaths.