- Title: Argentina hopeful of flattening COVID-19 curve amid tough lockdown
- Date: 7th July 2020
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (JULY 6, 2020) (REUTERS) VEHICLES ON STREET TRANSIT OFFICERS BOARDING BUS VARIOUS OF OFFICERS CHECKING TRANSIT PAPERS FOR COMMUTERS COMMUTER GETTING OFF BUS WITH OFFICERS FOR SUSPECTED IRREGULARITY IN TRANSIT DOCUMENTS OFFICER WITH COMMUTER
- Embargoed: 21st July 2020 15:34
- Keywords: Argentina Buenos Aires COVID-19 coronavirus infection lockdown quarantine
- Location: BUENOS AIRES + EZEIZA, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA
- City: BUENOS AIRES + EZEIZA, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLTAB7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Weary Argentines are hopeful of finally seeing light at the end of the quarantine tunnel, with reports emerging that the South American nation's tough lockdown amid pandemic is working.
Local authorities say they have been able to keep bed occupancy rates in hospitals at around 50%, averting a potential run on the public health system.
Argentina has confirmed more than 80,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,582. In comparison to it's smaller neighbour Chile that has registered some 300,000 cases and more than 6,400 deaths.
Argentines still have ten more days of strict quarantine to endure, with measures put in place such as citizens holding transit papers whilst out of their homes to ensure only the most essential movement in the capital of Buenos Aires.
(Production: Horacio Soria, Miguel Lo Bianco, Juan Bustamante, Paul Vieira)
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