Mexico’s Federal Government Declares COVID-19 Health Emergency

On March 30, 2020, the Mexican federal government declared a health emergency and issued stricter rules aimed at containing the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus after the number of cases surged past 1,000 and the death toll rose sharply in the country. An important part of the statement made by the Mexican authorities relates to the classification of COVID-19 as a force majeure event, which may have an impact in contractual relationships throughout the country.

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