Latin America Covid-19 Roundup

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Today’s main Covid-19 headlines in Latin America:

?? Colombia. The indigenous guard of the small town of Túchin imposed a Middle Ages-style punishment for those who break social isolation: giant wooden handcuffs (El Tiempo, in Spanish)

?? Nicaragua. Despite the pandemic, major clubs of the Nicaraguan football league are still on the pitch – wearing masks during the team’s official photo (Standard Media)

?? Chile. President Sebastián Piñera confirmed the country’s new USD 2 million aid package to help the most vulnerable people during the pandemic (La Tercera, in Spanish)

?? Colombia. Doctors and nurses are reporting discrimination amid general fear over the coronavirus pandemic (Colombia Report)

?? The Dominican Republic. The Dominican police arrested at least 30,000 people who disobeyed nationwide curfew rules (Dominican Today)