Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: April 2

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The most important Covid-19 headlines in Latin America.

?? Peru. President Martín Vizcarra declared that people will be allowed to leave their homes in accordance with their gender. Now, men and women have specific periods to go out. LGBTQ+ groups criticized the decision. (El Comercio, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. Femicide rates are growing fast as Argentinians stay at home in quarantine. Over the past 12 days, 14 gender-related crimes were reported. (Clarín, in Spanish)

?? Bolivia. The Chinese government sent Bolivia almost 20,000 Covid-19 testing kits by way of its embassy in La Paz. (El Deber, in Spanish

?? Chile. The Chilean consul in the Argentinian city of Rosario, Fernando Labra Hidalgo, died of Covid-19 this week. He was 65 years old. (Buenos Aires Times)

?? The Dominican Republic. The Caribbean country posts the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in Latin America: 57 deaths and 1,284 confirmed cases. (Listin Diario, in Spanish)