Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jul. 14, 2020

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?? Costa Rica. Still boasting of the most effective coronavirus responses in the region, Costa Rica is facing its first Covid-19 peaks: last week, 649 new cases in one day. Deaths stood at 31. (teleSUR, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. Over 57 sailors on a fishing ship in Ushuaia, Patagonia, have tested positive for Covid-19. (Buenos Aires Times)

?? Colombia. Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, will impose alternate weekly lockdowns to “prevent a healthcare collapse.” (Colombia Reports)

?? Mexico. Latin America’s second-largest nation reaches 35,000 Covid-19 deaths, the fourth-highest in the world. Only the U.S., Brazil, and the UK have lost more people to the coronavirus. (AP)

?? Paraguay. The government decided to keep Congress closed to avoid a new outbreak, even though the country has the lowest number of deaths in South America: only 25. On Sunday, 128 new cases were registered. (MercoPress, in Spanish)

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