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  • a shortage of oxygen tanks in Mexico City, combined with skyrocketing prices for the life saving gas, are compounding the coronavirus crisis in the city.

  • In the metro area, home to some 22 million people, more than 20 medical oxygen distributors consulted by Reuters this week had no tanks in stock lines stretched for hours at the few stores with available inventory.

  • Jordan, I have been here about eight hours.

  • I have been standing here since 10 AM, waiting for my tank to be refilled.

  • The oxygen is running low for my sister.

  • The test says she has coronavirus.

  • She tested positive three days ago and is getting worse.

  • We've been here since four o'clock in the morning.

  • If buyers do get lucky, the price to refill a 24 hour tank is around $160 more than 22 times the country's minimum daily wage of about $7 and a fourfold rise since the end of last year as demand outstrips supply.

  • Mexico City is the epicenter of a second wave of contagion in the country, with nearly 90% of the capital's co vid 19 hospital beds full according to government data deaths are expected to reach 150,000 in the coming days, behind on Lee, the US, Brazil and India.

  • Several distributors said that refillable tanks containing 72 hours of oxygen should arrive by the end of the month, but they will cost $990 each to buy.

  • But Ricardo Sheffield, the head of National Consumer Protection Agency, professed Cocoa said last week that oxygen tanks were available and that prices should be stable.

  • You're the first thing we must say is that there is a sufficient supply of oxygen.

  • There is not and cannot be, a shortage of oxygen to companies maintain the same prices from Tijuana to Morita, so we can say with all certainty that there is not and will not be a shortage of oxygen in parts of the country.

  • However, the sheer desperation to find oxygen tanks has taken reckless turns.

  • An armed man in the northwest border state of Sonora stormed a public hospital earlier this week, leaving with seven portable tanks.

  • No one was hurt, and local security officials later noted that most of the tanks stolen by the man were empty.

a shortage of oxygen tanks in Mexico City, combined with skyrocketing prices for the life saving gas, are compounding the coronavirus crisis in the city.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/23
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