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Weekly Report - 07 May 2020 (WR-20-18)

CHILE: From new normality to Battle of Santiago

Just days after President Sebastián Piñera announced a phased return to a “new normality” in Chile, to avert an economic crisis, a spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the metropolitan region of Santiago has compelled his government to tighten rather than loosen restrictions. This underscores the difficulty facing all governments in striking a balance between sustaining the economy and suppressing the virus.

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