Pandemic Closes Traditional Markets in Latin America

Identified as one of the main causes of the spread of the virus, traditional markets worry Argentina, where controls are stricter.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Córdoba, the second most important in Argentina, had started to relax its isolation measures two weeks ago, reopening businesses and food and wholesale markets. With 87 percent of coronavirus cases in Greater Buenos Aires, the country's other provinces began to relax measures in some sectors. However, the outcome was not positive.

In just three days, the North Market, the oldest and most visited market in the city, a few blocks from the historic center of Cordoba, recorded 61 cases of infection and two deaths among workers, visitors, and people connected to . . .

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