UN says Latin America and Caribbean COVID-19 `hot spot'

A health worker checks the temperature to residents from surrounding communities heading to the weekly food market in Coata, 40 km of Puno and close to the border with Bolivia on July 8, 2020. The municipality of Coata has imposed mandatory disinfection and screening to all who visit the weekly fair, to avoid the the novel coronavirus from infecting the community as this remote district has not reported any COVID-19 cases. Peru ranks second in Latin America after Brazil with 312,911 cases, regis





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