Coronavirus: Argentina closes borders for 15 days and suspends classes until March 31

Source: MercoPress

Argentina will close its borders for 15 days to non-residents in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez announced on Sunday. Public and private school classes would also be suspended until March 31, Fernandez said. National parks would also be closed.

A day earlier, Argentina published a decree establishing a 30-day ban on entry to non-residents who have traveled to a country highly affected by coronavirus in the last 14 days. The country has also temporarily stopped issuing visas to travelers from the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Britain and many European countries.

However Argentines overseas and residents in Argentina will be allowed in following the necessary testing and screening. The president also indicated that there is no limit to those wishing to leave the country.



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