El Salvador pending evidence on four possible cases of COVID-19

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SAN SALVADOR (Sputnik) – The Salvadoran President, Nayib Bukele, announced that the results of the analyzes carried out on four suspects of carrying the coronavirus will be around 22:00 local time (04:00 GMT).

“We are currently testing four patients with suspected coronaviruses and 23 others, who do not qualify as suspects, but have been at risk of contagion; we will have the test results at 10pm,” the head of state published in your Twitter account.

Presidential House, headquarters of the Salvadoran Executive, denied on social networks a false screenshot of Bukele’s account, in which he announced the alleged detection of the first case of the new coronavirus in the country.

El Salvador is one of the few countries in Central America where There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 yet.But President Bukele’s administration increases its actions to respond to an ever closer threat.

Bukele announced on March 17 the closure of operations of the San Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, and since last weekend, two laws of Emergency and Temporary Restriction of Constitutional Guarantees came into force.
Also, the country closed its borders to all foreigners, and returning nationals must pass a 30-day quarantine, which demanded a logistical mobilization not without criticism for the conditions of the shelters.

Among the measures, the suspension of the service in tables of all the restaurants, cafes, dining rooms and premises for the sale of “pupusas” (emblematic dish of national gastronomy) and similar stores stands out.

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