Uruguay Extends Closure of Borders Through End January

The Uruguayan president said that bars and restaurants, which currently have to close by midnight, will now enjoy the extension of opening hours to two AM.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay announced on Wednesday, January 6th, a raft of new measures to help contain the growing number of Covid 19 positive cases which if sustained could strain hospital and sanitary capacities.

The announcement followed a meeting of the ministerial cabinet and a Tuesday hearing in Congress to report on the current pandemic situation, immunization plans and which vaccines Uruguay is negotiating to acquire.

President Luis Lacalle Pou said that the current closure of frontiers which had been announced last December 21, including a more specific definition of the right of assembly, will be Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?