Coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing across South America

Coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing across South America


Health



5 August 2020

By Luke Taylor

woman in facemask

Coronavirus in Bolivia and other South American countries is a cause for concern
Marcelo Perez del Carpio/Bloombe

While Europe is preparing hurriedly for a possible second wave of covid-19 infections, South America is yet to see the end of the first.

Four months since governments began national lockdowns in March, the spread of covid-19 shows “no signs of slowing down” across the Americas, said Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in a press briefing last month.

South America already has four of the 10 countries worst hit by covid-19, with Brazil having recorded more …

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