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Al Jazeera 24 Sep 2020

Argentina economic crisis worsening due to COVID-19


The economic situation in Argentina is so bad, that some businesses say it is not worth staying open.
The economy contracted by a record 19 percent in the second quarter, and that is mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the number of people dying continues to rise, despite a six-month lockdown, one of the longest in the world.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

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