RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean government on Thursday announced special social-distancing regulations for Christmas, New Year and the December 14th total eclipse of the sun, in a bid to avoid mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The special plans respond to the need to "anticipate and prevent situations" that will worsen the outbreak, government spokesperson Jaime Bellolio said at a press conference.
President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday extended a state of emergency for the third time.
The 90-day extension to the state of catastrophe, which was declared more than 8 months ago, came amid fears that . . .