Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 18, 2020

Puerto Montt, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile. Photo: Alex Maldonado Mancilla/Shutterstock

?? Chile. The government has placed two cabinet members and 23 lawmakers under quarantine following contact with Covid-19 patients. (Merco Press Chile)

?? Argentina. Sports minister suggests moving all first-division football matches to countryside provinces without active coronavirus cases. (Buenos Aires Times)

?? Paraguay. The government plans to strengthen public policy and fiscal management to tackle the outbreak. (Relief)

?? Panama. In the national capital Panama City, customers of a large grocery store chain were able to purchase a contactless USD 5 hunger relief bag containing non-perishable items — as part of a USD 1-million food-donation program. (News Herald)

?? Bolivia. Confirmed coronavirus infections in Bolivia jump to 4,000 after quarantine measures began to be lifted. (Europa Press, in Spanish)

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