Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants

Entrance and exit ramps to Adlfo Lopez Mateo Boulevard, better known as “El Periferico,” or The Periphery, are nearly void of cars in Mexico City, early Friday, May 8, 2020. The previous day, Mexico saw its largest one-day increase yet in confirmed cases of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged Wednesday to begin reopening Mexico’s economy next week — under pressure at home and from U.S. officials — even as the country saw its largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases, hospitals are reeling, and testing remains inadequate.