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Ecuador Unlikely to Reimpose Lockdown: Health Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador is unlikely to reimpose a nationwide lockdown despite an increasing COVID-19 infection rate, said Vice Minister of Health Xavier Solorzano on Sunday, January 4th.

His remarks came the same day as a state of emergency imposed since Decembr 21st was declared unconstitutional.

The 30-day state of emergency, which included a daily curfew and restrictions on mobility, drinking and hospitality industry, could have a strong adverse effect on the economy as well as people's mental health, Solorzano said in a television interview.

Following the Constitutional Court's ruling, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said . . .

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