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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Legendary Mexican beach resort Acapulco upended by coronavirus

• by Uriel Sanchez

Best known for its beaches, sunshine, and cliff divers, Acapulco is fast becoming a hotspot for Mexico's escalating COVID-19 outbreak.

Public hospital beds equipped to care for critically ill COVID-19 patients are nearly full, according to local authorities. They said only seven were available on Wednesday in the city of nearly one million people.

About 30 more beds are being equipped after Mexico's president singled out the city during a news conference on Wednesday.

"There's one place, the only place, Acapulco, where we need to pay very close attention and amplify the hospital capacity right away," said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.