Chile. Government Locks Down Santiago Despite World’s Fastest Vaccination Rate

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March 25. Chilean health officials on Thursday extended a lockdown across the capital Santiago to tame a second wave of infections even as the South American nation continues to plow ahead with the world’s fastest per capita vaccination campaign.

Authorities announced a raft of new restrictions on Thursday, clamping down on travel inside the country and temporarily eliminating permits that allow those in quarantine to leave their homes to go grocery shopping, calling the more extreme measures “a last effort.”

Chile was the first in South America here to begin vaccinating its citizens, with an early shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 24.

Source: Reuters

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56940cookie-checkChile. Government Locks Down Santiago Despite World’s Fastest Vaccination Rate