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    Coronavirus: Alejandro Giammattei confirms six cases of covid-19 and announces border closures
    Prevention measures were taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and there are border closures, announced President Alejandro Giammattei.
    by Eddy Coronado
    Posted on March 16, 2020 at 10:03 a.m.

    Confirmed cases of covid-19 increased to six people who tested positive, reported President Alejandro Giammattei.

    Two of the cases were transferred from the airport to the Villa Nueva hospital, while two of the new infections are family members of the person who died on March 15.

    Two other cases were confirmed from people in quarantine.

    On Wednesday the Executive will present the emergency plan to Congress with a budget expansion and economic reactivation of the country for the deputies to approve.

    On Friday March 13 they confirmed the first case of covid-19, the infected is a 27-year-old man who returned from a trip from Madrid, with a stopover in Bogot? and San Salvador.

    Mayors must remain calm and avoid sending erroneous messages to the population so as not to cause confusion, the president also warned.

    At 20:00, another national network is planned to inform the population about the progress.
    Border closure

    The president also announced that he will close the entry of foreigners for the next two weeks. "We are going to close the country's borders for the next 15 days, the last flight will enter today before 24 hours," said Giammattei.

    Also by land, only Guatemalans and people with residence may enter.

    The president also said he ordered officials not to appear at congressional citations.

    "I am requesting a precautionary measure before a court so as not to attend more than 114 times that health officials have had to go to Congress to answer questions," said Giammattei.

    Minutes later, the block of the National Hope Unit (UNE) announced that it was suspending citations to health officials.

    The Industry Park will also be enabled to begin serving the quarantine, if the confirmed cases are to be extended.

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    Guatemala registers first death from coronavirus, health minister says
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    GUATEMALA CITY, March 15 (Reuters) - ...

    Monroy told a news conference the 85-year-old man returned from Spain without showing signs of illness and that the country had two other cases of confirmed coronavirus infection. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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    Guatemala confirms the first case of coronavirus with a traveler from Italy
    By Mega Diary
    March 14, 2020

    The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, confirmed this Friday the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the Central American country, corresponding to a traveler from northern Italy who is already hospitalized in quarantine.

    The president confirmed the case at the beginning of a speech in the south of the country, which he interrupted when he received a call informing him of the first case in the country.

    "His origin was from northern Italy, he was accompanied by three of his relatives," said the president, who confirmed the transfer of the patient to the Villa Nueva National Hospital, adapted to care for patients with the coronavirus.

    Giammattei interrupted a speech in the south of the country when a call entered his phone in which he received the information about the first case. When hanging up, he clarified that he had been told that he is a Guatemalan.

    He said that it is "official" that in Guatemala "we have the first case" and clarified: "The good thing is that he has already entered and we are going directly to the hospital, (the patient) is already undergoing treatment."

    The president added that on the same flight, "from Aerom?xico, five Salvadorans were coming and they were immediately forwarded to their country of origin."

    In the afternoon, the president offered to spread a message on the national network and stressed that "it is time to deal, it is not time to worry, that we do not panic, that we have to act with sanity, with measure and continue with the measures preventive measures that had been so successful to this day ”.
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