July 22, 2020 - A woman in an outdoor market sits inside her stall, a plastic covering with two large holes for trading products and cash between her and her customers.
Iztapalapa is Mexico City's largest municipality with a population of over 1.8 million people. The borough is heavily working class, with a large percentage of the population dedicated to working in the informal economy. The city and national government has offered little assistance to those in the country who income has been affected by covid-19, and people in Iztapalapa are still working on the streets even while the threat of the virus looms heavily.
Mexico City, as of July 23, has recorded 65,214 cases of the novel coronavirus, with 10,467 of those cases in Iztapalapa.