Chile: 24 communes to enter quarantine after Covid-19 infections surge

Full confinement will begin on Saturday and affects most of Santiago, the country's capital, 7 months after the last quarantine was decreed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Much of Chile's capital and several communes across the country will return to a full quarantine starting Saturday, March 20th, due to the sharp increase in coronavirus cases in the country, while the vaccination process covering over 5.3 million people with at least one dose is progressing.

The municipality of Santiago - stores, offices and residential areas - will go into quarantine seven months after the last total containment decree was lifted on August 16th. Seven other municipalities within the Chilean capital, home to 7.1 million of the country's nearly 19 million inhabitants, will . . .

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