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Paraguay calls for Easter Week confinement to curb the pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In little more than a year of pandemic, Paraguay has accumulated over 200,000 infections and nearly 4,000 deaths, with a surge in cases in recent weeks that have resulted in a full occupation of its precarious ICU and general healthcare system.

"In general hospitalization we have 90% occupancy, but still high demand, so we continue to urge people be aware and responsible about the situation we are experiencing," said Leticia Pintos, Ministry of Health's director of Services at a press conference.

She explained that the reinforcement beds are occupied as soon as they . . .

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