RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Uruguay was among the countries of greatest concern, since 14 percent of the 3.5 million Uruguayans are over 65 years of age (25 percent are over 55) and many people were at risk from the disease.

Despite this risk, the country has succeeded in flattening the infection curve, mortality is low, and the number of people infected is decreasing. Most surprisingly, they have achieved this without the need for compulsory quarantine.

With 738 cases detected, 20 dead and 579 recovered from Covid-19, according to official figures released on . . .

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