The Emergency Health Council is convened to a meeting

Given the increase in Covid-19 cases in Bolivia, President Luis Arce convened a meeting of the Emergency Health Council.

Labor Minister Verónica Navia, citing the state broadcaster Bolivia TV, said it was assumed that new measures would be taken against the pandemic.

Navia noted that today’s cabinet meeting focused on action against Covid-19.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Unitel government minister Eduardo del Castillo was quoted as saying.

Bolivia reported 4,934 new infections with Covid-19 in one day yesterday, the highest number in the country since the pandemic began.

Parties suspended at the end of the year

The cities of La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and the department of Tarija have decided to suspend all New Year holidays in order to contain the “explosion” of Covid-19 cases.

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