Latin America struggles to contain COVID-19 pandemic

As crisis grows in Latin America, health body says region is behind Europe by six weeks and yet to see peak.

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    Latin American countries have reported more than 270,000 cases and more than 14,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

    According to the Pan American Health Organization, the region is experiencing what Europe did six weeks ago.

    Though a majority of those falling ill are in hotspot countries such as Brazil and Peru, other states are expecting a dramatic increase in cases in the coming weeks.

     

    Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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