El Salvador’s president says the country has no coronavirus cases, declares a national quarantine

Originally published by on 12/03/2020


First, President Bukele banned visitors from high – risk countries to El Salvador, then by he declared “Alerta Naranja” (orange alert) which meant a quarantine for at least 30 days.The President is not afraid to being criticized, but he informed that he does not want to be in Italy’s positition, as their health system is not of the same level.At least 1/3 of the population in El Salvado lives in poverty, having a higher risk at the virus spreads.El Salvador earlier banned travelers from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Spain and Germany, countries with the most confirmed cases of the virus.El Salvador had no confirmed cases of COVID-19, however the President is willing to take authoritiarian steps.

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