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Rio de Janeiro to block beach access on New Year's Eve

Rio de Janeiro authorities announced Monday they will block beach access the night of December 31 to prevent crowds in one of Brazil's worst-hit cities by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Uganda orders two-week lockdown to contain coronavirus

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday ordered an immediate 14-day nationwide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus which has so far infected 33 people in the country.

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Chile calls state of catastrophe as Latam fights virus

Chile declared a state of catastrophe Wednesday over the coronavirus outbreak, while Cuba recorded its first death and Peru announced a nighttime curfew as Latin America's shut down widened.