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Chile’s presidential election is set for Sunday

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In Colegio Providencia, one of the centers set up for elections, two employees of Chile’s Electoral Service (CERV) set up guiding posters for voters. Photo: EFE / ALBERTO VALDÉS

Chilean health officials have called for a referendum on Thursday, November 21, the fourth referendum on the outcome of the epidemic, which will take place in the midst of a slight recovery from the epidemic. Govit-19.

“The call is to be part of this Democratic Party and go to the polls,” said Health Minister Enrique Paris.

He said the health situation was “very different” and “more positive” than in previous elections, thanks to the massive vaccination campaign among the population due to the high level of protection against Kovit-19.

Strict health regulations will be maintained, the use of masks and alcohol gel will be mandatory, and there will be a priority and special voting schedule for the elderly and those with disabilities, said Deputy Secretary of Health Paula Dasa.

In an election called by about 15 million people, the new president will be elected in March, and the entire chamber of deputies and part of the Senate will be renewed.

In contrast to previous cases, statistics show that more than 90% of the target population has a complete immunization program against Govt-19 and that more than 7.5 million of the country’s 19 million people have received the booster dose.

Chile was stable before Kovit came back

In addition, a slight recovery in infections passing through the country for two months gave signs of confirmation this week as daily new cases fell 0.3% compared to the average of the last seven days.

As of Monday, 2,640 new infections and 33 deaths had been added, with the remainder being more than 1.7 million epidemics and a total of 38,049 deaths from the virus.

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The positive rate for PCR tests was 3.2% in the last 24 hours and 3% in the metropolitan and metropolitan areas where more than one-third of the population lives.

There is no curfew order in the country, no city is under isolation and restaurants, bars, gyms and shops are open, however with restrictions on capacity.

Vaccinated tourists can enter Chile through four airports from October and until December 1, they will also be able to enter through three land crossings.

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