World Coronavirus: after flattening the curve, Paraguay prepares an "intelligent...

Coronavirus: after flattening the curve, Paraguay prepares an “intelligent quarantine”


Rows for food provision in Asunción in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic

ASUNCIÓN.- The government of

Paraguay

announced today that starting in May it will launch a

“smart quarantine”

against him

coronavirus

to gradually replace the current strict confinement, after having kept the contagion curve flat.

The Minister of Public Health, Julio Mazzoleni, pointed out that the activities that have been practically paralyzed since the beginning of March

they will be gradually resumed in phases and with rotating shifts

, respecting social distancing and hygiene and protection measures.

“The country is going to be divided by areas, we are going to have different phases in which different groups are going to join,” he explained.

“The borders will continue to be closed, classes will be in-person and non-essential offices will continue to favor remote work. Mass public events will continue to be suspended”

he added.

President,

Mario Abdo Benítez

, clarified that the current measures that restrict the movement of the population with exceptions for those who carry out essential jobs and need to be supplied will be extended

at least one more week

before starting the opening process, which does not have an exact date yet.

“I ask you to hold on a little longer”

said the head of state.


The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, extended the quarantine

The total quarantine left

thousands of people without income

and represented a blow to the country’s small economy, which went out to the markets on Thursday to place a bond for

$ 1 billion over 10 years.

The Paraguayan economy, with an annual GDP of just over 40,000 million dollars,

stopped producing $ 2 billion a month

Abdo admitted.

The government implemented

subsidies for the poor sectors and launched soft loans for small and medium-sized enterprises

, but estimated that it will need

at least four years to recover the fiscal balance.

Paraguay officially registers

220 coronavirus cases since the first was confirmed on March 7 and 70 recovered

. Nine people died, most of them elderly or suffering from other diseases.

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