LatinNews Daily - 07 January 2021

In brief: Uruguay keeps borders closed, loosens some restrictions

* Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou has announced that the country’s borders will remain closed for a further 20 days, until 30 January, to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) although this measure will be re-evaluated in 10 days. However, Lacalle Pou said that cultural shows would be permitted with limited capacity, sporting events would resume without live audiences, and departmental authorities would be able to decide whether to permit bars and restaurants to open until 2:00am. This represents an easing of restrictions announced last month to address a rise in infections.

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