Mexico’s Judicial System Responds to COVID-19 with Partial Shutdown

On March 19, 2020, a Mexican district court judge issued an order to the federal government to take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and detect people who have the infectious disease.

Furthermore, Mexico’s Supreme Court said in a March 17 statement that it would suspend its regular court activities from March 18 to April 19 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The country’s other federal courts followed suit with a similar preventative announcement later on March 17, suspending activities over the same time period “with the aim of avoiding the concentration of people,” the courts said in a separate statement.

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