COVID-19 pandemic in Nicaragua

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COVID-19 pandemic in Nicaragua
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Map of Nicaragua
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date18 March 2020
(3 years and 6 days)
Confirmed cases25[1]

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was shown to have spread to Nicaragua when the first case, a Nicaraguan citizen who had returned to the country from Panama, was confirmed on 18 March 2020.[2]

Ana Emilia Solís, the World Health Organisation's representative in Nicaragua, has stated that since January, when the Nicaraguan Government declared a sanitary alert due to the threat of COVID-19.[3]

Some critics of Daniel Ortega's government have claimed the government is downplaying the severity of the virus.[4][5]

A large public rally was organized by government supporters to support coronavirus victims in other countries; however, the event was criticized for lack of social distancing.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "el19digital 12 May 2020".
  2. "Reuters, 19 March 2020".
  3. "Nicaragua COVID-19 Update 24th March – coffeetalkMAGAZINE".
  4. Robinson, Circles (19 March 2020). "Nicaragua Has Its First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus".
  5. Nicaragua, Today (22 March 2020). "TODAY NICARAGUANicaragua News and AnalysisWhat could happen in Nicaragua if the Ortega regime declares a state of emergency due to the coronavirus?". TODAY NICARAGUA.
  6. Frank, Allegra (22 March 2020). "Phone booths, parades, and 10-minute test kits: How countries worldwide are fighting Covid-19". Vox.