Argentina Announces Curfew As Coronavirus Cases Rise
Buenos Aires, April 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday announced a three-week nighttime curfew after a second consecutive day of record coronavirus infections.
The curfew will enter into force on Friday and apply from midnight to 06:00 am every day until April 30, he said in a message recorded at his official residence, where he is self-isolating after being infected with the virus himself.
It will be in force in the country's highest risk areas, mainly the urban centers, the president said.
Bars and restaurants will close at 11:00 pm.
The Pan American Health Organization said last week that Argentina is one of the 10 countries with the most new infections worldwide.
The country's borders have been closed since December, and group meetings in private homes are forbidden in the big cities.
Dance halls and gyms are also closed.