QUERETARO, Mexico

The President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico is defying international health recommendations by telling citizens they should continue to frequent local businesses amid the coronavirus.   

In a Facebook video he uploaded on Sunday evening, he said that people should not take the “exaggerated” measures of staying indoors and participating in social distancing.  

“We are going to continue to lead a normal life, and in the [right] moment, the president will tell you all when to protect yourselves,” he said in the video.  

He suggested that people continue to go to local businesses like restaurants as long

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