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This South American country is experiencing an increase in new cases since last week.
Chile’s Health Minister Jaime Mañalich Wednesday announced that a dozen neighborhoods in Santiago will return to confinement from Friday onwards due to the worrying advance of the pandemic in a city that concentrates 85 percent of the new infections.
"We have to look at the metropolitan region very carefully. The disease is moving towards neighborhoods that are more vulnerable due to their population density, economic situation, and type of housing," Mañalich said.
"The situation in the country is heterogeneous. Now we have to fight in Santiago and move forward together and with enormous effort," he added.
Unlike countries such as Argentina or Colombia, which ordered quarantine since the first COVID-19 cases began to become evident, Chile did not want to decree national confinement and opted for "selective and strategic quarantines."
This health policy implies that restrictions are imposed and enforced. they rise in each neighborhood or city according to the number of new infections.