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Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benitez confirmed Saturday that the Latin American country would remain under total isolation until April 12 in efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus.

“After listening to the arguments of all sectors. I have decided to maintain total isolation until April 12,” the president said on Twitter.

“I ask everyone for more effort! Let’s continue in solidarity with our Health system,” the president added.

The extension of total isolation, which was declared the same day when the first coronavirus-related death recorded, on March 20, was signed by the president this morning.

The isolation would end

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