August 10, 2020

Piñera's Failure: Chile Reaches Almost 87,000 COVID-19 Cases

(TELESUR) – Changes in health strategies show the confusion and failure of the neoliberal government.

During the last 24 hours, Chile registered 4,654 new COVID-19 cases and thus reached 86,943 infections, a figure that exceeds China where the pandemic started.

Health Minister Jaime Mañalich acknowledged that 890 deaths have occurred so far and 3,707 health workers are infected, a figure which has been released one day after the ​​​​Sebastian Piñera’s administration announced free “life insurance” for them.

At the national level, the occupation of “critical beds” stands at 86 percent, while in the Metropolitan region, where Santiago is located, the rate is at 93 percent.

The official report showed that quarantine measures are not working in the Metropolitan region, where cases of clandestine massive social events continue to be reported.