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Regional Appeal 2021 - 2023 COVID-19 Crisis in Latin America

The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Latin America between February and early March 2020, and as of March 15 almost all countries took strict measures to control the pandemic.

According to the model adopted at a global level for the reduction of infections, the main measure in the region has also been the confinement of the population. However, the results have not been as expected and in May 2020 WHO declared that the region was the new epicentre of the pandemic.

In fact, by September of this year, the number of confirmed cases had reached 8 million, while 248,000 people had died.

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Action against Hunger
Original Publication Date: 
17 Nov 2020
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