Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: March 26, 2020

. Mar 26, 2020
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The biggest Covid-19 headlines in Latin America.

🇦🇷 Argentina. Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Solá announced that all members of his Ministry will be isolated after one employee tested positive for coronavirus (Clarín, in Spanish)

🇵🇾 Paraguay. The government ratified a law that guarantees USD 1.6 billion to pay the wages of public servants. Finance Minister Benigno López said tax revenue fell by 50 percent since the outbreak started (ABC, in Spanish)

🇨🇱 Chile. Health Minister Jaime Mañalich confirmed the country’s fourth death from Covid-19, as overall confirmed cases reach 1,306. (BioChile, in Spanish)

🇵🇪 Peru. The government said gender-based hate crimes and domestic violence have increased since the quarantine started (El Comercio, in Spanish)

🇵🇦 Panama. While Panama has given a quick response to the pandemic, it is currently the country with the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths per number of inhabitants. (Forbes)

🇪🇨 Ecuador. Besides the pandemic, the dollar-based Ecuadorian economy also has an oil problem (Latin America Advisor)

Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs—specializing Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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