Paraguay calls for Easter Week confinement to curb the pandemic

Paraguayan health authorities reaffirmed Friday the need to abide by the Easter quarantine, which will start this Saturday, to curb the new wave of Covid-19 infections, which keeps overwhelmed public and private health.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In little more than a year of pandemic, Paraguay has accumulated over 200,000 infections and nearly 4,000 deaths, with a surge in cases in recent weeks that have resulted in a full occupation of its precarious ICU and general healthcare system.

"In general hospitalization we have 90% occupancy, but still high demand, so we continue to urge people be aware and responsible about the situation we are experiencing," said Leticia Pintos, Ministry of Health's director of Services at a press conference.

She explained that the reinforcement beds are occupied as soon as they . . .

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