COVID-19 pandemic in Paraguay

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COVID-19 pandemic in Paraguay
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Map of departments with confirmed coronavirus cases:
  No confirmed cases.
  1–9 confirmed
  10–49 confirmed
  50–49 confirmed
  ≥100 confirmed
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakGuayaquil, Ecuador (local)
Wuhan, China (global)
Index caseCentral department
Arrival date7 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months and 27 days)
Confirmed cases737
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Paraguay on 7 March 2020 in a 32 year-old man from Guayaquil, Ecuador, living in San Lorenzo, Central department.

Response[change | change source]

On 10 March 2020, the Paraguayan government suspended classes and all activities that involve groups of people, as well as public and private events, for 15 days.[1] Other measures include partial closure of borders, restricting entry of foreigners, and curfews.[2]

Numbers[change | change source]

On 20 March 2020, the first death and the first case of community transmission were confirmed. The government declared a total quarantine until 3 May, with free movement restricted completely. Public movement is restricted to buying food, medicine and other essential items.[3][4][5]

Reopening[change | change source]

On 4 May, the country began to “smart quarantine”, which is the slow return to work and social activities with social distancing and hygiene measures.

References[change | change source]

  1. "En Paraguay: Suspenden clases y prohíben aglomeración de personas por 15 días". (in Spanish). 11 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. "Advierten que cierre de fronteras será para personas, no para mercaderías".
  3. "Suman 18 casos de coronavirus y se confirma propagación comunitaria". Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. "Ministerio de Salud confirma primer fallecido por coronavirus en Paraguay". Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. "La cuarentena irá hasta el domingo 12 de abril y aislamiento total con excepciones hasta el 28 de marzo – Nacionales – ABC Color". Retrieved 21 March 2020.