CGTN America
CGTN America 30 Jun 2020

BIG STORY - Infection: COVID-19 in Latin America


'Infection' takes you to Brazil and Mexico to get a firsthand look at how Latin America's two largest economies are dealing with the Coronavirus through interviews with doctors, residents and community workers vying to contain its spread.

In Latin America, countries still experiencing major outbreaks are imposing tougher lockdowns, others are beginning to lift them.
Across the continent, all are facing heavy economic losses from the pandemic.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
London and the Midlands have the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in England, according to estimates by Cambridge University.

While the R number - the number of people an infected person passes the disease on to - is only an average of 0.4 in London, in the North East and Yorkshire it's an average of 0.80.

Other estimates in the study show that the coronavirus has infected 18% of those aged 5 to 14 but only 3% of those over 75, a sign that shielding measures have worked.

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The Pan American Health Organization says it is going to take a lot longer to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Latin America.
The number of infections is growing exponentially in Brazil, Peru and Mexico.
Analysts believe economic inequality is largely to blame for the region becoming the new coronavirus epicentre.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City, Mexico.
English lockdown only partially eased because COVID-19 infection rate isn't dropping quickly enough.

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