March 20, 20 - 5:22 pm - LABS

COVID-19: Argentina is the first Latin America country to isolate itself

This Friday Argentina‘s government decreed mandatory quarantine. It is the first country in Latin America to determine this type of measure for citizens. The government’s goal is to reduce coronavirus contamination in the country. The restrictions are valid until March 31st, according to the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo.

All Argentines must stay home. They can only go out to the supermarket, the pharmacy, the hospital, or even to withdraw money.

The statement (in Spanish) was published by President Alberto Fernández on Twitter. According to him, there will be sanctions for those who break the decree:

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