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Argentina exceeds 200,000 cases of coronavirus and suspends social gatherings for 15 days

August 3, 2020

The Argentine government will ban social gatherings for the next 15 days, a move that has been announced while the Latin American country has exceeded 200,000 coronavirus cases.

Argentinian President Alberto Fernández will sign a decree this Monday on the need and urgency to make this decision effective, according to Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, as part of the start of the new phase of mandatory social isolation.

Vizzotti has pointed out that Argentina has seen a “significant” increase in infections in the provinces that have emerged from isolation to achieve preventive social detachment, Télam news agency reported.

Argentina exceeds 200,000 cases of coronavirus and suspends social gatherings for 15 daysArgentina exceeds 200,000 cases of coronavirus and suspends social gatherings for 15 days

With this in mind, the Argentine health authorities have confirmed a further 52 deaths from COVID-19 and 5,376 other infections, bringing Argentina’s global balance to 3,648 and 201,919, respectively.

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