Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: March 25, 2020

Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: March 25, 2020

The biggest Covid-19 headlines around Latin America today: 

?? Cuba. The Cuban permanent representative in the UN, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, said the U.S. refused medical aid from the island — despite urgent requests from New York authorities. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

?? Mexico. The country will open 19 hospitals to fight the coronavirus outbreak. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

?? Venezuela. The Covid-19 outbreak pushes Venezuelan migrants into worst-case scenarios. (BBC, in Spanish)

?? Panama. The country became the last country in Latin America to declare a lockdown. (RTL)

?? Colombia: In an effort to contain the coronavirus spread, President Iván Duque issued a quarantine decree. (Colombia Reports)

?? Chile. With 220 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, the Chilean government said Covid-19 infections surpassed 1,000 for the first time. (U.S. News)