Latin America Reacts to Covid-19 Surge with New Restrictions As Brazil Remains Inert

For the first time since the pandemic emerged in March, Argentina is considering decreeing a "curfew"; Mexico has limited its activities in the capital to essential ones; Colombia has decided to confine one-third of Bogotá's population.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - January brought a coronavirus case surge in Latin America. After a drop in the curve in October and November, in December and early January the numbers increased again, coinciding with Christmas shopping, a relaxation of quarantine and the start of the summer vacation season in the Southern Cone.

It is yet unclear whether the region is experiencing the onset of a second wave or a worsening of the first after a few weeks of respite. While the region is waiting for the arrival of the first vaccine doses - only Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica have . . .

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