Bolivia announces total quarantine from March 22 to combat virus

AFP reports for Rappler:

Bolivia has 19 coronavirus cases so far, fewer than its neighbors Brazil and Cuba

LOCKDOWN. A woman walks wearing face masks, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in La Paz, March 18, 2020. AFP photo

LA PAZ, Bolivia – Bolivia’s government on Saturday, March 21, announced a complete quarantine to come into effect from Sunday, March 22 in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“It’s a tough but necessary decision for the good of everyone,” said interim President Jeanine Anez, adding that “we must be at home for 24 hours a day.”

Bolivia has so far registered 19 cases, far fewer than neighboring countries such as Brazil, with more than 900, and Chile, with more than 500. –

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