BOGOTA, Colombia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday that economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will fall by 5.2% in 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some governments are ignoring the World Health Organization’s warnings on the need for social distancing and seeing growing figures in cases and deaths.

All numbers below are compiled according to data Tuesday from U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University in the state of Maryland.


Sebastian Pinera’s government has drawn criticism after Health Minister Jaime Manalich said deaths caused by coronavirus are counted as “recovered” cases.

“We have 898 patients

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