Bolivia close to overcoming second wave of COVID-19, says government

Bolivia reported the beginning of a second wave of COVID-19 infections on January 9th, and the government ordered a series of preventive health measures and the boosting of hospital capacity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government announced on Saturday, February 13th, that the country is close to overcoming a second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with cases decreasing in several departments after restrictive measures were put in place, including a ban on flights from Europe.

"We are in a sharp de-escalation process in several departments, and therefore we are on the verge of overcoming the second wave. If we maintain biosecurity measures, the second outbreak will pass without the application of any quarantine," said Bolivian Minister of Health Jeyson Auza.

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