Chile extends state of catastrophe amidst warning of second COVID-19 wave in January

Chile extended the state of catastrophe that allows the government control of movement of people through curfews and lockdowns. Lockdowns have been removed in many parts of the country including the capital Santiago, the borders have been reopened to foreigners and people have begun returning to offices and classes. However, authorities warned of a potential second wave to hit in January before any vaccines arrive, which could in a worst-case scenario result in 9,500 new cases each day.

Source: Reuters