Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2020

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‘Face masks for sale,’ reads sign in a Bogota convenience store. Photo: Sebastian Barros/Shutterstock

?? Colombia. The Japanese government donated USD 5 million to Colombia to fight the pandemic, as confirmed by the Colombian Foreign Affairs Ministry. (TRT, in Spanish)

?? Mexico. Mexico’s school year to begin with instructions being broadcast on television. (CTVNews)

?? Argentina. The government banned all social gatherings for the next 15 days after a new peak of Covid-19 cases. The country has surpassed 3,500 deaths. (BA Times)

?? Chile. Chilean police are training dogs to detect people infected with Covid-19. (MercoPress)

?? The Dominican Republic. Two weeks after declaring a state of emergency due to the virus, the government in Santo Domingo reports 72,243 cases and 1,178 Covid-19 deaths. (Xinhua)

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