Chile detected British and Brazilian strains of COVID-19 and extended quarantine to the entire Santiago Metropolitan Region

The South American country is approaching one million cases of the virus and has more than 22,000 deaths.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean health authorities announced on Thursday that they will extend the scope of the strict quarantine in force in most of the country to the entire capital region as of next Saturday, March 27 at 5 am, in view of the imminent advance of the second wave of the pandemic that threatens to collapse the health system.

In addition, the Minister of Health, Enrique París, informed in a press conference that the British strain of the coronavirus was detected in some patients and the Brazilian strain in other cases.

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