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Sonoran coronavirus cases concentrated in border town San Luis Rio Colorado
The high number of cases is likely related to the town’s proximity to both Arizona and neighboring Baja California.
US extends CDC health protocol to speed deportations at the border
The order will remain until May 20 at least.
Sonora cracks down on harassment of health care workers
Health care workers in Sonora, like other places in the world, have faced harassment and attacks amid coronavirus panic.
Incomplete data and lack of testing means Arizona COVID-19 cases are undercounted
The governor has vowed to ramp up testing throughout Arizona, but the state’s information about current cases is still murky.
As coronavirus spreads, Sonoran cities struggle without Arizona visitors
As the coronavirus spreads on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, tourist towns like Rocky Point are taking a huge hit.
Sonoran authorities will enforce strict stay-at-home order through April 30
Sonorans could be fined, forcibly returned to their homes or arrested if they are caught outside without one of six permitted reasons.
Customs and Border Protection: 160 employees infected with COVID-19
The 160 include six employees in Arizona: three in Tucson and three more in Nogales.
Sonora considers harsher measures to control coronavirus spread
Health experts proposed a list of new measures and sanctions amid a lack of compliance with existing stay-at-home orders.
Border Patrol expelling migrants to minimize virus exposure
The agency has returned to a deportation policy not seen in the Southwest in nearly 20 years.
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.
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