Argentina provinces face ‘health catastrophe’ as pandemic spreads – Reports

BUENOS AIRES – Sergio Barrera Ruiz, a 52-year-old pediatrician from Jujuy in the north of Argentina, sees a local health crisis looming as the coronavirus pandemic ripples out from Buenos Aires, the capital, and grips the country’s less well-equipped outlying provinces.

Jujuy, a region of some 770,000 people, like other parts of the country has seen cases spike in recent weeks as nationwide deaths have topped 10,000 and cases speed toward 500,000, with almost one-in-two tests coming back…

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