Title:Bolivia extends closure of borders, declares health emergency for coronavirus
Date:26th March 2020
Summary:EL ALTO, BOLIVIA (MARCH 24, 2020) (REUTERS)
GENERAL VIEW OF STREET MARKET
PEOPLE AT MARKET
SELLERS AT MARKET
VARIOUS OF MARKET SCENES
VARIOUS OF CROWDS OF PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREET DESPITE QUARANTINE MEASURES
VARIOUS OF POLICE ON DUTY
Story Text: Bolivia declared a national health emergency and extended its border lockdown on Wednesday (March 25), 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 government data.
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