Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Aug. 18, 2020

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Dario Vivas. Photo: GovVen

?? Venezuela. Dario Vivas, the 70-year-old Caracas governor, has died of Covid-19. He was the fourth person in President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle to be infected. (CGTN)

? North America. U.S. “Nafta borders” — with Mexico and Canada — will remain closed until September 21. (Travel and Leisure)

?? Argentina. Similar to what has been seen in Brazil, a video with Covid-19 misinformation has gone viral on WhatsApp. (Folha de S.Paulo, in Portuguese)

?? Ecuador. Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said Ecuador wants to join its neighbors and produce a vaccine against Covid-19. (Diário, in Portuguese)

?? Haiti. As Covid-19 deaths reach 200, the government is accused of hiding the real numbers. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

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