April 05, 21 - 6:22 pm - LABS

Chile’s government announces closing of borders to contain COVID-19 spread

As of Monday, Chile is restricting travel by Chileans and foreign residents outside the country, as well as the entry of non-resident foreigners to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The closing of borders is part of Chilean government’s new measures to restrict the movement of people, both for leaving and entering Chile. For 30 days, the entry of non-resident foreigners in Chile is prohibited, except for those who are in countries without community transmission of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In the daily balance sheet of the Chilean Ministry of Health, 7,830 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, totaling 1,003,406 infected people nationwide. The number of deaths reached 23,328, of which 193 were reported in the last 24 hours by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS, its acronym in Spanish).