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For the ABA Section of International Law's Mexico Update, John Walsh and Kelsey Quigley co-author an article detailing the March 30 Administrative Ruling published by the Mexican Ministry of Health following a declaration by the Mexican federal General Health Council of a sanitary state of emergency. 

The ABA Mexico Update offers commentary on legal issues shaping Mexico, the United States and the world. The publication aims to foster cross-border legal learning, cooperation, and innovation.

Exerpt: On March 30, 2020, the Mexican federal General Health Council declared a sanitary state of emergency due to the force majeure of the SARS-CoV2 viral pandemic. The following day, on March 31, the Mexican Ministry of Health published and Administrative Ruling (the Administrative Ruling) that suspended all “nonessential activities” and urged people to “stay at home” (quédate en casa) and to respect social distancing measures—all with the help of creatively named superhero, Susana Distancia a Word play on “your safe distance."

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