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Multiple Latin American countrieswere ramping up efforts on Monday to contain the spread of the coronavirus by deploying its military, imposing curfews and tightening border controls.
Workers disinfect a bus station in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AP)
Peru has suspended constitutional rights while allowing supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and other basic services to proceed, Reuters reported. In its capital, Lima, masked military personnel have been deployed to black major roads to enforce “social isolation.”
In Paraguay, authorities have begun enforcing a daily 8 p.m. curfew aimed at restricting large gatherings. The country’s interior minister told reporters Monday that people delivering food or transporting others would be allowed to proceed.
Costa Rica, meanwhile, has declared a state of emergency. Authorities there have closed its borders and schools for at least a month.
On Monday, leaders from Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil spoke via conference call to coordinate their response efforts.
“We have agreed that together we are going to join forces,” Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told reporters.