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Mexican media in conflict over reports of first coronavirus death

Reuters | Mexico City | Updated: 16-03-2020 11:20 IST | Created: 16-03-2020 11:14 IST
Mexican media in conflict over reports of first coronavirus death
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Mexican media published conflicting accounts on Sunday regarding what they had called the country's first coronavirus death, with some disputing that the individual in question, businessman Jose Kuri, had died.

On Twitter, veteran broadcaster Joaquin Lopez-Doriga said Kuri had died after testing positive, following a trip to the United States. Other prominent journalists published their own reports of Kuri's death. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, two sources familiar with the matter had told Reuters the reports of the death were correct. Both later said they had been misinformed, however, with one adding that Kuri was in a very delicate condition.

Animal Politico, a Mexican online news site, said Kuri's family had confirmed his death, but without giving details. But another online news site, SDP Noticias, said that while Kuri was in a "very serious" condition, he had not died. Newspaper Reforma also said Kuri was in a critical state.

Kuri has been on the board of some companies controlled by Mexico's richest man, Carlos Slim, including bank Grupo Inbursa. Reuters could not immediately reach either Kuri's family, or Inbursa, to seek comment.



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