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Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas says getting facial masks is the responsibility of the individual. He said that several businesses have been providing these for their employees. He said the government has also made masks available to citizens and several small businesses are manufacturing these at low cost for the population.

The Minister says it is the responsibility of each person to have a mask for work, shopping and being in public places. “What I have observed in barrios is that most the population is collaborating covering faces,” he said, speaking during the Ministry of Public Health press briefing.

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