Coronavirus in Argentina: Critical Situation in Buenos Aires Slums

No running water, lack of food, and no income due to quarantine dictate the situation in the 'villas'.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite continued strict quarantine measures throughout the country, coronavirus infections are on the rise in the poor districts, known as "villas", of the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires and its conurbations.

Villa 31, a slum located close to the city center, is currently the main focus of attention. Last week, Villa Azul, located south of the capital, was locked down due to high infection rates. By mid-week, approximately half of the 300 Covid-19 tests performed there are said to have been positive.

The lockdown of Villa Azul led to criticism from within the government of . . .

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