ARCO reinvents itself at age 40 to stand up to the pandemic

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Sixteen months ago, specifically on March 1, 2020, it closed its doors ARCO 2020. Already then there was talk at the coronavirus fair, masks, hydroalcoholic gels … because of the news that came from Italy. But how to imagine then that on the 21st of that month the pavilions 7 and 9 of Ifema they would be conditioning as field hospital. 1,300 beds were installed, 95 ICU positions … Part of the Ifema and ARCO staff worked as volunteers. Remember Maribel lopez, director of the fair, that “there were terrible moments, it was emotionally very intense.” He even considered changing pavilions in this year’s edition, but decided to continue in them. Nor has he wanted to do any special tribute. Thought

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