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Pima County calls for medical volunteers
The county is building database of volunteers with specific skills to help amid an expected surge in COVID-19 patients..
Sonora asks medical students to join coronavirus fight
The mayor of Hermosillo, the state capital, is considering a 12-hour curfew in the city.
Mexico declares state of emergency as pandemic escalates
The government is extending the stay at home recommendation until April 30, insisting on hygiene and personal distancing.
Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora
The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.
Sonoran governor declares health emergency, orders nonessential businesses closed
Gov. Claudia Pavlovich says essential activities include the supply of food, medicine, water, electricity and others will continue.
Navajo access to water compounds response to coronavirus
Many on the Navajo Nation must drive miles for water, groceries and necessities.
Mexico enters phase two of strategy against coronavirus
The plan includes closing schools until April 19, canceling events of more than 100 people.
Tucson coronavirus test kit case wasn't a burglary
The perceived audacity of the presumed crime drew outrage and national coverage.
Immigration lawyers: New personal protective equipment rules endangering detainees
Lawyers and advocacy groups say the U.S. government is defying public health rules intended to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Sonora maquila industry hopes strong COVID-19 measures ward off closures
A spokesperson says the industry is hoping anti-coronavirus measures can help keep Nogales' export manufacturing plants running.
Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe
The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.
Coronavirus forces ICE to shift enforcement priorities
ICE says it is temporarily focusing on arresting unauthorized immigrants with criminal backgrounds and those considered dangerous.
1st coronavirus case confirmed in Sonora; prevention measures enacted
The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States.
U.S. tries again to convince courts for military funds for border fences
At issue is $3.6 billion the Trump administration wants to divert from military construction projects to fund a border fence.
Conservationists attacked again in Sea of Cortez despite presence of Mexican authorities
The group working to protect the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise was confronted for the third time this year.
Feminists decry Mexican president's airplane raffle
Some said the raffle is a smoke screen to overshadow a women’s strike protesting an increase of hate crimes against women.
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