March 16, 2020 / 4:44 PM / 22 days ago

Guatemala to close borders for two weeks to contain coronavirus

Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei looks on during a news conference with Michael Kozak (not pictured), acting assistant secretary for U.S. State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in Guatemala City, Guatemala February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria/Files

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala will close its borders for the next two weeks as part of measures aimed at containing coronvirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.

“From tomorrow, we will be cut off from the rest of the world,” he said in a national televised address.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Editing by Dave Graham

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