April 15, 21 - 9:05 am - LABS

Argentina intensifies restrictions against COVID-19 and implements curfew

Argentina intensified restrictions against COVID-19 and implemented a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. For the first time, the Argentine Army will take to the streets to “collaborate with sanitary controls.”

Officers and noncommissioned officers “will help with the controls of the tests and the care that the moment demands,” said the President, first reported Infobae.

With the curfew, religious activities and face-to-face classes are banned from April 19 to April 30. In the past 24 hours, Argentina had more than 25,000 new cases and overall it has more than 58,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Latin America, cases are rising: the average number of COVID-19 deaths reported each day in Colombia has been increasing for 10 days straight. Argentina and Uruguay are experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19. On Monday, the transmission rate in these countries was the fourth and third worst in the world, respectively.