LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian authorities are doing door-to-door checks in regions with severe coronavirus outbreaks as it looks to stem the spread of COVID-19 infections which have risen above 10,000, even as the country eases quarantine measures that have hammered growth.
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks are seen on the first day of eased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in La Paz, Bolivia, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado/File Photo
The landlocked country registered its first novel coronavirus infections on March 10, and until May 21 had reached 5,000 cases. That has since quickly doubled, government data shows.
“It’s very saddening to see the number of infections we have each day,” said Ignacia Castedo, an elderly woman from Trinidad, one of the worst-hit cities in the country.
“So many people are dying who had families or who left orphaned children behind. It is a great sadness.”
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