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Argentina Extends Lockdown Until August 30; Daily Infections Above 7,000

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina extended until Aug 30 restrictions taken against the coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez said on Friday, underlining that the country's lockdown would continue in its current form in and around capital city Buenos Aires.

The quarantine defined as “preventive, mandatory social isolation” is more relaxed in less densely populated areas and had been scheduled to expire on Sunday. President Fernandez had admitted that the 160-plus days “quarantine no longer exists since people are circulating.”

“The only medicine we have found so far is to limit the movement of people and the face-to-face . . .

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