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Honduras lockdowns everywhere

International 18 Mar, 2020 Follow News

Malls in Honduras were virtually empty

The Honduras was in a state of near lockdown from Monday after the government decided to send public and private sector workers home, temporarily call off flights, and suspend public transport to halt the spread of the virus.

The violent, impoverished Central American nation rolled out the measures late on Sunday in a bid to snuff out the virus which has so far infected six people. The measures will be in effect for seven days, the government said, bolstering a drive by several Central American countries to stop coronavirus.

Exceptions to the public sector suspensions include people working in healthcare, emergency services, security and national defence, customs, migration, ports and airports.

In the private sector, banks, hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, gas stations, freight operators and a few other sectors will continue to operate, the government said. Shopping malls and public places were virtually empty.

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