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Chile extends state of catastrophe due to pandemic by 90 days

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile has extended the country’s state of catastrophe due to the coronavirus pandemic for a further 90-day period, the government said in a statement on Friday, which would take it until almost the end of 2020.

The Andean country, which imposed the measure in mid-March, has around 430,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 12,000 deaths, making it one of the worst affected countries globally on a per capita basis.

Reporting by Fabian Cambero; Writing by Adam Jourdan

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