The biggest Covid-19 headlines in Latin America.
?? 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)