20 March 2020
Argentina has begun in a mandatory quarantine to control the spread of coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez announced on Thursday. The quarantine, which restricts people to their homes, will be in effect until March 31, Fernandez said in a televised address. People will be able to leave their homes to shop for basic goods, like food and medicine. The quarantine will be enforced by security officials, Fernandez said.
Argentina confirmed 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total cases to 128, and three deaths, according to government data. The country had already closed its borders for a total of 15 days to non-residents and suspended flights from highly affected countries for 30 days.
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