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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.

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.