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Piñera and other government officials are accused of quasi-murder and aid denial to 62 residents of a capital's commune.
Santiago's Third Court of Guarantee declared admissible the complaint filed by the capital's municipality of Recoleta's Mayor Daniel Jadue against Chile's President Sebastián Piñera, and other government officials.
The text of the complaint points out that the authorities only adopted 'partial and whimsical measures in response to the pandemic without the expression of clear and impartial criteria for their application or understanding'.
After being declared admissible by the Third Court of Guarantee of this capital, the case was referred to the Public Ministry.
The government has not officially referred to the matter, although Health Minister Enrique Paris said that, "the complaint is unfounded. We have done everything possible to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic."
Mayor Jadue has stated that it will be up to the justice system to determine whether the crimes were committed or not.