The main Covid-19 headlines in Latin America:
🇦🇷 Argentina. Citizens prohibited from leaving their homes until March 31. (El País, in Spanish)
🇵🇪 Peru. President Martín Vizcarra confirmed Peru’s first four coronavirus victims. Amid the crisis, he changed his Health Minister. (El Comercio, in Spanish)
🇵🇦 Panama. Roughly 300 people are trapped in a music festival in Playa Chiquita. They can’t leave the premises at least until March 23. Our own Lucas Berti described this—and other bizarre Covid-19 stories in Latin America.
🇵🇾 Paraguay. President Mario Abdo Benítez ordered the closure of the “Friendship Bridge” that connects Brazil and Paraguay—crossed by 40,000 vehicles and 100,000 pedestrians every day. (Al Jazeera English)
🇪🇨 Ecuador: The government said at least 17 doctors tested positive for coronavirus. (La Hora, in Spanish)
🇨🇱 Chile: The coronavirus crisis made the Chilean government postpone the new constitutional referendum, previously scheduled for April. The plebiscite will happen in September. (The Guardian)