Argentina reimposes restrictions as coronavirus cases surge

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    Argentina’s health minister says the country is facing its “worst moment” of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Its healthcare system is buckling as the country’s death toll surpasses 60,000.

    Restrictions have been reimposed, but now that is putting strain on an economy already in crisis.

    Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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    With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

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