Brazil on Thursday announced that it was shutting land boundaries and forbidding entry to individuals from Europe and lots of Pacific Asian nations to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, as Mexico and Peru reported their earliest virus deaths.
And Argentina said it’d go on a”preventative and mandatory” lockdown from Friday before March 31 in an attempt to contain the virus.
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state said it would bar people from the world-famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.
Chile, rocked by a year of social protests, unveiled an $11.75 billion economic stimulus package to deal with the impacts of the virus on the giant aluminum manufacturer, but also declared it was postponing a referendum on changing its constitution.
Brazil started its two-week border closed would impact all neighboring states, except Uruguay to the southwest, after finishing its boundary with Venezuela on Tuesday.
Its new limitations against travelers in Europe and the Asia Pacific are put to continue 30 days, as reported by a ministerial decree.
They apply to individuals coming in the European Union, Britain, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, in addition to China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Malaysia that aren’t Brazilian residents or don’t have legitimate work or family reasons to travel.
Latin America’s biggest nation, with a population of 210 million, has up to now enrolled 621 instances of this coronavirus, with six deaths.
Rio state governor Wilson Witzel stated from Saturday he’d shut all beaches, restaurants, and pubs. Also, he declared a measure to decrease transport connections with other Brazilian states with documented virus instances, although that has to be ratified by national authorities.
Mexico reported its earliest coronavirus departure — a 41-year-old guy with diabetes who died on Wednesday at Mexico City. Mexico has listed 118 virus instances.
A Mexican federal judge meanwhile dictated President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to carry all preventative steps and necessary actions to be able to detect infected men in the nation.
Peru, which has a total of 234 affirmed instances, reported its first few deaths.
Chile stimulation strategy
Chile’s stimulus plan” will reinforce our capacity to confront the health, social and economic needs the coronavirus outbreak is representing which will likely often worsen in the long run,” President Sebastian Pinera informed a media conference.
Health Minister Jaime Manalich declared a lockdown of Chile’s Easter Island, stating nobody can enter or leave the distant Pacific island to the following two weeks.
Police meanwhile said that they had foiled an attempted break-out out of Chile’s biggest prison.
Chile has enrolled 342 cases of this virus thus far.
In Ecuador, Cynthia Viteri, mayor of the nation’s second town Guayaquil, stated she purchased vehicles to block the runway of the worldwide airport to stop the Spanish-operated airplane from landing.
The flight out of Madrid, with just crew aboard, managed to land afterward in Quito.
Ecuador has prohibited all flights because of Monday to block the spread of this coronavirus.
Panama, that hosts Central America’s busiest airport, and Colombia said that they were occupying all global aviation for a month out of Monday.
Colombia’s President Ivan Duque said the shutout was essential because some men and women who’d entered the country had attempted to prevent compulsory quarantine regulations.
Bogota town hall said that the funding’s seven million people would confront confinement from Friday to Monday within a trial run to get a likely future.
Other cities around Colombia, that has over a hundred instances of this coronavirus, were under night curfews.
China’s embassy accused Bolsonaro of utilizing”irresponsible words” and of getting”captured a psychological virus”