Uruguay Reopens Borders to Citizens, Foreign Residents

The country can take this step because it has not reached the number of positive cases predicted in December, when an exponential increase was forecast, President Lacalle Pou said when announcing the measure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguayans and foreign residents will be able to enter the South American country starting on Monday, February 1st, after six weeks of a total border closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement by President Luis Lacalle Pou.

The country can take this step because it has not reached the number of positive cases predicted in December, when an exponential increase was forecast, Lacalle Pou said when announcing the measure.

Other controls that have been lifted include the prohibition of public shows and the closing of restaurants and bars until midnight, although . . .

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