Uruguay Tightens Border Control with Brazil to Prevent Imported Covid-19

The Uruguayan President instructed his ministers to increase controls, both at formal borders and on secondary routes that are used as shortcuts to bypass customs controls. Lacalle Pou also called for clear protocols and guidelines for the population of the border areas.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou decided to step up border control with Brazil. He is concerned with the situation in bi-national and border cities where there are cases of Covid-19 on the Brazilian side, and not in Uruguay.

Yesterday, May 6th, Lacalle Pou visited the department of Cerro Largo, along with the Minister of Defense, Javier García, and the commander in chief of the army, Gerardo Fregossi. They visited the military detail located in the city of Noblía, near Aceguá, on the border with Brazil. The visits are part of the strategy . . .

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