Economists have projected that Mexico's net output will fall at least 10% this year, the steepest plunge since the Great Depression.
Rodrigo Alcantara, 43, a minibus driver, said he took a few days off in the spring as the virus devastated his neighborhood in Iztapalapa, a densely populated district that has the highest concentration of coronavirus cases in the capital.
But he is now back to guiding his green-and-white minibus through the busy streets, as the number of passengers has steadily increased.
"One has to become accustomed to live with the coronavirus - you can't spend all your life shut inside," he said as he waited at a bus stop to begin his 12-hour shift. "One can't live all the time in fear of an illness."
(McDonnell is a Times staff writer. Sanchez a special correspondent.)
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