Chile lifts COVID-19 lockdown as Latin America still hardest-hit

After months of lockdown, Chile cautiously starts to lift restrictions, while its neighbours across Latin America struggle to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic.

The battle to contain the coronavirus pandemic is putting pressure on nations as they seek to find a balance between public health and saving economies.

After months of lockdown in Chile, the country has begun lifting restrictions in parts of the capital.

But some medical experts say the government is not following recommendations from the World Health Organization.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.