The Bolivian government decided this Friday to extend the “dynamic and conditioned” quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus by August 31, arguing that a “very high” contagion curve is expected this month.
“The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to extend the duration of the conditioned and dynamic national quarantine until August 31, 2020,” said Bolivian Presidency Minister Yerko Núñez at a press conference.
Núñez said that the measure, in coordination with the central executive, would require departmental and local governments to take various quarantine regulatory measures within their area of responsibility, as reported by the Bolivian news agency ABI.
He also ensured that the government, led by Jeanine Áñez, gave priority to public health over political or election interests. To date, Bolivia has confirmed more than 75,000 coronavirus cases, including nearly 3,000 deaths.