Chile Rolls out Pandemic Restrictions for Holidays, Solar Eclipse

For the holidays, Chile's existing night time curfew will be extended on Christmas Eve, and mass gatherings will be banned nationwide from 8 p.m. local time (2300 GMT) on Dec. 24 to 5 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) on December 25th.

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 . . .

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