Mexico: High school organises drive-through graduation adhering to social distancing measures

A high school in Ciudad Juarez organised a unique way to celebrate graduation this summer amid the coronavirus outbreak with a drive-through graduation ceremony that took place on Friday night. Some 80 students received their graduation materials through the windows of their family cars. There was a happy, celebratory atmosphere as the decorated cars lined up, played music and honked in an attempt to mark this momentous occasion. «It's fun how they organised everything. It's very interesting because nobody ever did anything like this. And it's graduation, hooray,» said graduating student Paola Ruiz from the window of her family's car. «Personally, to graduate in this way because of the pandemic is something that none of us expected. We were hoping for a more normal graduation but the school thought of this alternative and I think it's something different from other schools, so I appreciate the school for this and also my family for helping me get to the end of my studies,» shared student David Garcia. Mexico has recorded 170,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Thus far there have been 20,394 deaths related to the virus nationwide, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.

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