Uruguay records over 1,000 coronavirus cases in five consecutive days; government considers new measures

Intensive Care Unit occupancy in the department (province) of Rivera, located in the north of the country and bordering Brazil, is "reaching levels that can be defined as saturated" so work must be started on a "regional complementation" plan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Limitation to the right of assembly, reduction of opening hours in public establishments and suspension of classes are among the measures that Luis Lacalle Pou's government will analyze this Tuesday, March 16th, in a cabinet meeting to try to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases in Uruguay.

The South American country is experiencing a resurgence of the first wave, recording over 1,000 daily infections for five consecutive days (including a record of 1,587 on Sunday, March 14th) and a progressive increase in active and intensive care cases, reason for which the president . . .

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