Saturday 01 August 2020
Buenos Aires – (dpa):
On Friday, Argentina extended a strict closure in the capital district of Buenos Aires until August 16 to reduce the outbreak of the new Corona virus, according to the national news agency Tilam.
President Alberto Fernandez said that the emerging Corona virus is “out of containment” and is spreading everywhere in and around the capital.
The South American country has recorded more than 185,000 cases of corona virus, as well as more than 3,400 deaths.
Fernandez said that “social gatherings” are prohibited and that those who violate the quarantine will face penalties.
Even before the outbreak of the Coruna epidemic, Argentina, the second largest economy in South America, was already facing a deep crisis.