Chile Extends State of Catastrophe Amid Warning of Second COVID-19 Wave in January

On Wednesday, authorities warned of a potential second wave to hit in January before any vaccines arrive

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile on Thursday, December 3rd, extended a state of catastrophe that allows for the control of movement of people through curfews and lockdowns.

“The virus is still with us and therefore continues to pose a serious threat to health and life,” President Sebastian Pinera said as he announced the measure.

The Latin American nation has brought the coronavirus outbreak, which hit in March, largely under control, reporting 1,400 new infections on average each day compared to as many as 6,000 daily at the peak in June.

Lockdowns have been removed in many parts of . . .

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