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The Chilean government announces new restrictions after the country has exceeded 220,000 infections

June 17, 2020

The Chilean government announced new restrictions this Wednesday after the country crossed the threshold of 220,000 COVID-19 infections and 3,600 deaths, but has initially excluded the “hibernation” of Santiago, the capital, and the United States’ most severely excluded area affected by the pandemic.

According to Secretary of State for Health Networks of the Ministry of Health, Arturo Zúñiga, 4,757 new cases were counted on the last day, including 437 asymptomatic, which corresponds to a total of 220,628 infections, of which 35,082 are still active.

The total increased sharply this Wednesday as 31,000 additional cases were added that have not yet been included in the statistics as the Ministry of Health had made progress the previous day. In addition, a further 232 deaths were recorded, resulting in a total of 3,615 deaths.

The Chilean government announces new restrictions after the country has exceeded 220,000 infectionsThe Chilean government announces new restrictions after the country has exceeded 220,000 infections

The new health minister, Enrique Paris, has ruled out a possible “hibernation” for the city of Santiago, as some experts have suggested, since in his opinion this would worsen the health situation.