Social gatherings will continue to remain banned in some parts of Chile despite the upcoming national holidays, the Ministry of Health said.
The decision rescinds an announcement made last week that allowed small gatherings nationwide for the September 18, 19 and 20 celebrations, reports Xinhua news agency.
Annually on these three days, Chileans commemorate the 'Fiestas Patrias' or National Holidays marking the country's independence.
However, Mayors of towns with growing outbreaks objected, saying the ban on social gatherings should not be relaxed for the festivities.
The move "aims to keep our guard up against the pandemic that affects the country", the Minister Secretary General of the Government Jaime Bellolio told the media on Sunday.
Chile has so far reported 422,510 coronavirus cases, while the death toll has increased to 11,592.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.