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Mexican president rejects comparison of virus death toll with France, Spain

MEXICO CITY: Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused on Sunday to compare coronavirus death tolls with European states after the Latin American nation became the fifth hardest-hit country by the pandemic.
Mexico has recorded 30,639 deaths out of 256,848 infections, according to the health ministry.
On Saturday it surpassed France as the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities after moving ahead of Spain on Wednesday.
“The population of Spain and France is smaller than that of Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said in a video message posted on YouTube.
“For every one who has died in our country, three have died in Spain. We cannot compare this,” he said. (AFP)