Argentina to tighten lockdown as pandemic rages, sources say


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  • Friday, 21 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Colon Theatre, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina will tighten pandemic lockdown measures to combat a severe second COVID-19 wave in the country, government sources said on Thursday, underscoring concern as daily cases and deaths have broken records over the last week.

The national government has decided that it is necessary to strengthen controls, one government source said, to prevent infections and stop the circulation of the virus. Intensive care units are filling up in regions around the country.

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