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The Chilean Minister of Health has sparked controversy by acknowledging that he does not know the extent of poverty

May 29, 2020

Chilean health minister Jaime Mañalich has sparked new controversy by acknowledging that he does not know the extent of poverty in the metropolitan area where the capital city of Santiago is located and which is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

“There is a sector in Santiago where there is some level of poverty and overcrowding. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the extent,” said Mega in an interview with Mega’s Mucho Gusto program. Chilean.

“You visit places, but if you enter now after two years of not leaving, you say … ‘Ten people lived in this house and now a hundred people live,'” he added.

The Chilean Minister of Health has sparked controversy by acknowledging that he does not know the extent of povertyThe Chilean Minister of Health has sparked controversy by acknowledging that he does not know the extent of poverty

Mañalich said that “under these conditions, it becomes very difficult to establish social isolation”, so that “the rate of infection” increases in the places where Santiago Poniente excelled.