Is there a chance that they will reopen the border this November 21st?

Although the Christmas season is approaching and with it the shopping, the infections from COVID-19 continue to increase on both sides of the border

Photo by: Consulado General de México en San Diego

The restrictions on border crossings between Mexico and the United States continue only for essential travel, however, the interest of many to cross into the American country is becoming increasingly apparent, especially as the Christmas season approaches.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 infections continue to increase on both sides of the border, at least in Baja California, after the population decided to celebrate Halloween. Currently, we are seeing the effects of this mobility, since this state has 23 thousand 380 positive cases, 4 thousand and one deaths, 119 intubated patients and 467 active cases..

For its part, California has reached one million COVID-19 infections and 18 thousand 110 deaths due to this disease. San Diego went under the purple tier, which is the strictest level authorities have given to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

This has led perhaps not to a total shutdown, but to restaurants, gyms and bars serving only outdoors. In the meantime, churches and schools should remain closed until the number of people infected per day is reduced.

At least, experts like Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that the number of infections in the U.S. will continue to rise substantially and the next three to four months will be the darkest months of the pandemic in the country.

Thus, although both citizens from the Mexican and U.S. sides want the border to be opened, as well as the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, which assures that many businesses could be ruined due to the restrictions implemented since March, let's remember that the last thing that the head of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, said was that the restrictions will be lifted until we are at a green light.

For now, it seems that the only thing left is to take advantage of the "Buen Fin" that is being done in Mexico from November 9 to 20, as indicated by the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism of Tijuana (CANACO), helping the country's economy.

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