Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In South And Central America — News Updates March 26 – 27, 2020

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Reuters: Winter is coming: cooler South America weather could fan coronavirus spread

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – The coronavirus is landing in South America as summer in the southern hemisphere draws to a close and winter approaches, potentially worsening the spread of the pandemic in Brazil and other parts of the region, medical experts told Reuters.

Little is known about how changes in seasonal weather affect the new coronavirus. But six infectious disease experts in Brazil said that past outbreaks in the country, including the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, point to colder temperatures exacerbating contagion.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In South And Central America — News Updates March 26 – 27, 2020

Venezuela confirms first coronavirus death: official — Reuters
Venezuela, already in crisis mode, struggles to fight coronavirus — Al Jazeera
Costa Rica confirms 30 new coronavirus cases, total now at 231 — Reuters
Panama reports 116 new coronavirus cases and nine total deaths — Reuters
Paraguay closes borders, LatAm’s second-largest airline grounds planes — France 24
Mexico coronavirus case tally rises to 585, reports two more deaths — Reuters
Local Mexico gov’ts ramp up COVID-19 responses as AMLO holds back — Al Jazeera
Mexico’s busy streetscape slows, but doesn’t stop for virus — AP
Nicaragua reports first death from coronavirus — Reuters
Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19 — Al Jazeera
Cuba blasts US ‘lies’ over virus medical help — AFP
Brazil’s governors press Bolsonaro for more coronavirus support — Reuters
Coronavirus: Bolsonaro downplays threat of pandemic to Brazil — BBC
Brazilian police fly a helicopter to create a sandstorm and chase people off a beach to enforce coronavirus lockdown – as GANGS vow to enforce curfew in Rio’s favelas — Daily Mail
Brazil’s Maracana stadium tapped to serve as coronavirus hospital — Reuters

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