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Bolivia extends closure of borders, declares health emergency for coronavirus

26 March 2020
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2020-03-26 11:35

Bolivia declared a national health emergency and extended its border lockdown on Wednesday, as the government seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Interim President Jeanine Anez said in a public address that the border closure was extended to April 15 from March 31 previously. Anez said no one will be able to enter or exit Bolivia during that time.

Bolivia, which was already under a 14-day national quarantine, also tightened restrictions on movement, permitting only one person per household to go out between the hours of 7 am and noon on weekdays. Bolivia has 38 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the government data.

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