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Chile lifted the quarantine in Santiago and extended the border closure for another 30 days

Chile lifted the quarantine in Santiago and extended the border closure for another 30 days

A health worker and a military man next to a mobile cabin for taking samples of the Coronavirus in the municipality of Las Condes in Santiago (Chile). EFE / Alberto Valdes / Archive

Chile lifted the quarantine in the metropolitan area of ​​Santiago de Chile and other cities in the country, and extended the closure of its borders for another 30 days. With the aim of reducing Corona virus infection.

In total, 26 Chilean municipalities will be released from custody as of next Thursday, 10 of them are from the metropolitan region of Santiago, Aloy, Milibela, Independencia, Las Condes, Talagante, Vitacura, Le Parnichia, Providencia, La Reina, and Noonoa, among others. 16 from different regions of the country.

Specific, These communes will move to the so-called phase 2 de-escalation, which, however, includes restrictions, since confinement is maintained on weekends, the operation of gyms and other sporting activities is prohibited indoors, casinos are still banned and capacity in malls is reduced.Among other things, as explained Monday by the Undersecretary of the Public Health Ministry, Paula Daza.

“The health situation is showing some very slight indications of improvement and some communes will introduce changes (…) However, we have decided that the transition will be tougher on some levels,” Health Minister Enrique Paris said. Report third.

A month ago, Chile has witnessed the most dangerous moment in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which worsened after the summer holidays and put the hospital system to the test.  EFE / Alberto Valdes / Archive
A month ago, Chile has witnessed the most dangerous moment in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which worsened after the summer holidays and put the hospital system to the test. EFE / Alberto Valdes / Archive

on the other side, Paris announced that border closures – which were imposed at the end of March – are being kept for an additional 30 days to prevent the entry of new types of COVID-19..

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Daza pointed out that Chileans will not be able to leave the country except in “exceptional cases”, and the same will happen with foreigners interested in entering the Chilean territory, which requires a PCR test and compulsory isolation.

Chile added 6,078 cases of coronavirus on Monday, for a total of 11,75614 confirmed positive cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.Of which 42,195 are active cases.

Covid-19 killed 25,975 people, 119 of them in the last day, while the number of patients who have managed to recover has reached 110,6862, according to the latest budget of the Ministry of Health.

on the other side, There are 3,363 people diagnosed with the disease in intensive care units, while 217 beds are available.

With information from Europa Press

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