Mexican governor prompts outrage with claim poor are immune to coronavirus squib

Miguel Barbosa’s comments reflect almost conspiratorial response of many Mexican politicians to pandemic

A Mexican state governor has prompted incredulity and outrage by claiming that poor people are immune to Covid-19, as the government attempts to promote physical distancing and cancels non-essential services.

Miguel Barbosa, the governor of Puebla, was apparently commenting on reports that a significant proportion of Mexico’s coronavirus cases is made up of wealthy people who had travelled abroad.

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