Non-Stop! The Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived to the South America and the presidents closed the countries and they did not permit to arrive any international flights from Europe, Asia and North America. The Latinos people are in quarantine and the tourist attractions are closed during the quarantine. The South America Tour operators were closed the operations in the countries such as Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile.
The Martin Vizcarra president´s closed the frontiers of Peru during the 30 days.
On March 25, President Martín Vizcarra announced he was extending the state of emergency and nationwide quarantine an additional 13 days, through April 12.
Peruvians overwhelmingly support Vizcarra’s handling of the crisis. An Ipsos poll released March 22 found that his approval rating jumped 35 points in one week to 87 percent. Some 96 percent approve of the curfew and 95 percent support the national quarantine.
The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are closed during the quarantine and the all tour operator are closed.
The other important tourist attraction were closed such as Kulap, Pachacamac, Choquequirao, Vilcabamba, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Nazca Line, Mancora and others.
Vizcarra announced a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On March 7, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to announce a death related to the virus after a 64-year-old man died in Buenos Aires.
The first case was confirmed on March 3, involving a 43-year-old Argentine man who returned home from a two-week trip to Milan, Italy.
President of the Chamber of Deputies Sergio Massa announced on March 19 that he will meet every 15 days with members of the opposition to jointly analyze government responses in face of the pandemic.
On March 18, President Alberto Fernández promised to build eight emergency hospitals to combat the virus. After a meeting with cabinet ministers on March 17, the government announced more measures, such as extending leaves of absence for workers above 65 years of age, flexibilizing remote work, and fiscal measures such as minimizing individual and corporate taxes. The Commerce Ministry will tighten price controls and supply, and the Central Bank will loosen monetary policy.
On March 15, Fernández announced the suspension of public and private school classes from preschool through high school, and the closing of borders until March 31. The president also asked citizens to stay home as much as possible. On March 17, Fernández also widened permissions for public workers to work remotely, and emphasized that this measure should be taken up by the private sector as well.
On March 12, Fernández announced new measures via a “Necessity and Urgency Decree” including canceling all incoming flights from China, Europe, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and the United States for 30 days. On March 11, Fernández had announced that all travelers from China, Japan, Iran, South Korea, the United States, and the entire European continent must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Its closed the important tourist attraction such as Patagonia, Iguassu and other.
Ecuador’s Health Minister Catalina Andramuño Zeballos confirmed the country’s first case on February 29.
Ecuador confirmed the first death from the virus on March 13. The woman who died, a 71-year-old woman who lived in Spain and traveled to Ecuador on February 14, was also the country’s first case.
On March 14, the vice president announced a series of strict measures: Foreigners would no longer be able to enter the country starting March 15, the prohibition of entry of Ecuadoran nationals and residents starting March 16, suspension of major events including religious ones, restrictions on activities involving more than 30 people, and land border crossings limited to six entry points.
Moreno declared a national health emergency on March 11, requiring that all who travel to Ecuador from countries that have confirmed cases be placed under home quarantine. On March 12, authorities announced the suspension of all classes in educational institutions starting March 13. In addition, meetings of more than 1,000 people have been prohibited, as is taking masks, soap, and hand sanitizer out of the country. The government also prohibited mass gatherings in Guayaquil and Babahoyo, the two places visited by the first confirmed carrier.
Health Minister Aníbal Cruz confirmed the first two cases on March 10. Both involved women in their 60s who had traveled to Italy.
Cruz confirmed the country’s first COVID-19 death, of a 78-year-old woman, on March 29.
In the afternoon of March 17, Añez announced that she was closing all of Bolivia’s land borders except to returning citizens and residents and suspending international flights, effective March 19. Domestically, the government mandated that the work day be reduced to five hours, that markets close at 3 p.m., and that public transport stop at 4 p.m. each day. These measures will be in effect through at least March 31.
On March 15, Añez announced that, effective March 16, most social activities would be banned, including in bars, event spaces, movie theaters, and gyms. She reduced the limit of people at public gatherings to 100. She also announced that, as of March 18, no visitors from Europe or Iran would be allowed into the country, and that Bolivian nationals returning from those places would need to submit themselves to World Health Organization (WHO) isolation protocols.
On March 27, the government announced the closing of borders via air to all foreigners for 30 days, with commerce continuing as normal.
Bolsonaro said on March 27 that mayors and governors will need to offer severance pay to workers affected by business closings. On March 26, the government launched an anti-social distancing campaign to encourage the reopening of businesses, kick-started by Bolsonaro’s oldest son, Rio de Janeiro Senator Flávio Bolsonaro. But a study at São Paulo University showed that social distancing in the state is slowing the spread.
On March 21, the governor of the state of São Paulo announced a 15-day quarantine to run from March 24 to April 7, during which time only essential services will remain operational. On the same day, the state of Rio de Janeiro closed all beaches, bars and restaurants for 15 days. The largest number of cases are in these two states.
The state of São Paulo and cities such as Brasília, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro have taken measures like canceling events with more than 500 people, holding sports events without audiences, and closing public schools.
The Ministry recommends that people with symptoms or who have been in contact with confirmed cases quarantine themselves for 14 days.
On March 25, the government declared a seven-day quarantine, subject to renewal, for seven heavily affected municipalities starting March 26 at 10 p.m. It will also create health checkpoints in Santiago to enforce quarantine rules.
On March 18, Piñera declared a nationwide “state of catastrophe” as of March 19 for 90 days, following the government’s Action Plan. This includes banning gatherings in public spaces, controlling the distribution of basic necessities, establishing a quarantine and curfew, and limiting people’s movement across cities and the country, all with the help of the Armed Forces.
On March 16, the government said the country entered the most complex phase of risk (phase 4), and that it would be closing all borders as of March 18, allowing only Chilean citizens to reenter the country with an obligatory two-week quarantine. In addition, schools will be closed for two weeks.
On March 14, the country expanded the list of countries from which arriving travelers would be placed in quarantine to include China, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, and South Korea. On March 10, Chile’s government had already imposed a 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from Italy and Spain.
On March 20, Duque announced that, starting on the night of March 24, the country will begin a nationwide quarantine that will last through April 13. Inbound international commercial flights are suspended starting March 23 for 30 days, and Colombian citizens traveling abroad were urged to return by the evening of March 22. On March 21, the Duque appointed former Commerce Minister Luis Guillermo Plata to lead coordination of the country’s coronavirus response.
On March 16, Duque announced the closing of all of Colombia’s borders and ports as of March 17 at midnight through May 30, with only certain import shipments allowed in. The measure applies equally to citizens as well as foreigners. Within the country’s borders, Duque also mandated the closing of all bars and nightlife spaces and no social gatherings of more than 50 people.
On March 15, Duque announced that, as of March 16, Colombian schools will suspend in-person classes through April 20 and will transition students to online learning. He also announced that entry into the country for all foreigners and non-residents will be restricted, and that all nationals and permanent residents arriving in the country will be required to go under self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
On March 13, Duque stepped up prevention measures including shutting down the border with Venezuela starting 5 a.m. on March 14. Between 20,000 and 50,000 people cross the Colombian-Venezuelan border per day, many of whom are Venezuelans seeking basic foodstuffs, supplies, and medical treatment as their country endures a prolonged economic crisis.
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