## ## Mexico moves to restart economy despite rising infections
The ominous numbers are raising fears of a new wave of infections like other countries have suffered after loosening restrictions.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is straddling the issue, telling the public the fight against the virus depends on continued social distancing in many places while describing how other areas will begin to return to work from Monday.”We’re at the point where we begin to have fewer cases,” Mr Lopez Obrador said on Friday.”But in these days we have to be more careful, not relax the discipline, don’t trust ourselves.”Customers shop at a seafood stand inside a partially open public market in Mexico City (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)The comments came on the same day the government clarified guidelines for the construction, mining and automotive industries to return to work on Monday.There were 2,437 new coronavirus test confirmations in the country on Friday, the highest daily total yet and the second day in a row with more than 2,000 new cases. There were 2,409 on Thursday.The numbers suggest the pandemic has not yet peaked in Mexico, while the daily number of deaths rose by 290, below the one day peak of 353 deaths reported on Tuesday.Mexico has suffered a total of 4,767 deaths so far.”We are at the moment of the fastest growth in new cases,” said assistant health secretary Hugo Lopez Gatell. “This is the most difficult moment.”Health officials have said the real number of infections is far higher. Mexico has a lower rate of testing for the virus than any of the world’s largest economies, according to the Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development.The country’s lockdown which began in March will remain in place, but specified industries will be allowed to resume as they have been classified “essential activities”.Black Republican prosecutor appointed to racially charged Ahmaud Arbery caseOn Monday, Cobb County District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes, a black woman, was appointed as the fourth prosecutor in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old black man gunned down in February by two white men while on a jog in Brunswick, Ga. The father and son suspects in the case, Gregory and Travis McMichael, are accused of murder and have ties to the local law enforcement community. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of wanting wind energy that “kills all the birds.” “Joe has absolutely no idea what happening,” Trump told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. The HOA official, who said his name was David Stewart, told Miller that he had called police on him after Miller refused to disclose customer information. (AP) Former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who received the Medal of Honor in 2018 for braving heavy gunfire to save lives in Afghanistan, has died of cancer. She said he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. companies including Apple and Boeing on an “unreliable entities list” in response to newly announced sanctions on tech giant Huawei. “China will take forceful countermeasures to protect its own legitimate rights,” a source told China government ownedGlobal Times. The snub comes as Musk has sparred with officials in Alameda County over his plans to resume production at the Tesla plant there, which was stopped because of the coronavirus. Court Hearings Until 2021. A Coronavirus Outbreak Could ThemOn the morning of May 6, a Brazilian mother got her family ready to leave the shelter they been staying at for three months in Ciudad Jurez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, to present themselves at the border as is required for those seeking asylum. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). But, since at least 2019, there has been a change that scientists believe could pose a potential danger to the Big Island. About a year later, a helicopter pilot flying over the volcano noticed a mysterious green pool of water in the Halema crater.