Mexico City Tames Covid-19 in One of World’s Largest Food Markets

MEXICO CITY—In late April, the coronavirus started to sweep through the Central de Abasto, one…

MEXICO CITY—In late April, the coronavirus started to sweep through the Central de Abasto, one of the world’s most significant wholesale foods markets, which frequently draws in some 350,000 persons a day to its maze of corridors, one of which holds Gustavo Pérez’s carrot stall.

Mr. Pérez’s uncle, who worked two stalls down and also marketed vegetables, received unwell and died. So did the squash seller opposite Mr. Pérez. “It was distinct the current market was turning out to be a centre for bacterial infections,” claimed Mr. Pérez, 42, who now wears a mask and visor.