Latin American Covid-19 Roundup, April 10, 2020

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The main Covid-19 headlines in Latin America:

?? Mexico: The government is asking authorities to investigate nightclubs that are providing ‘home delivery’ sex services. (Associated Press)

?? Nicaragua: Nicaraguan Human Rights Association’s director Álvaro Leiva said the country ‘has no president’ since regime leader Daniel Ortega has not made any appearances for almost a month. (100Noticias, in Spanish)

?? Chile: The Chilean government, as recommended by the Health Ministry, now requires all citizens must use masks on public transport. (Chile Reports)

?? Colombia: The country seeks a USD 11 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund due to the economic contraction during the pandemic. (Colombia Reports)

?? Uruguay: Health Minister Daniel Salinas is being criticized after he was found with his family and a friend in a supermarket on the seaside part of Montevideo. It happened on the same day two other ministers were flying over the city to ask people to stay home. (El País, in Spanish)

?? Puerto Rico: The U.S. National Flight Agency declared that all flights from the Caribbean to the U.S are now prohibited. The infection rate per inhabitants in Puerto Rico is one of the biggest in Latin America. (El Nuevo Día, in Spanish)