Filter for Uruguay Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-15 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
football, the national passion, is due to resume on August 15, though in empty stadiums.
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2020-08-03 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
On August 3, days and hours of face-to-face classes will be extended in primary, secondary and technical education
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2020-07-13 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Professional and amateur football friendly matches can be played from July 13
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2020-07-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The evaluation of the first months of the presence of the Armed Forces at the border was carried out on Friday 10, at the Air Force Command, in compliance with the law No. 19677, regarding surveillance and support for organizations with jurisdiction
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2020-07-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Government approved protocol for reopening of public thermal centers in Paysandú and Salto
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Government approved protocol for reopening of public thermal centers in Paysandú and Salto
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
In addition, all people entering the country must be quarantined.
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Any person entering Uruguay must present in their migration papers a negative analysis of COVID-19 carried out 72 hours before the process to enable entry into the country,
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2020-07-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National artists in vulnerable situations will be entitled to a monthly subsidy during June and July
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health system will have 45 new respirators
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2020-07-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Since the beginning of the health emergency, Uruguay maintained tripartite social dialogue.
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Update of values ??of the basic sanitary and food basket to July 1
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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sickness benefit for people over 65 years extended until July 31
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Housing and Education create laboratory for environmental monitoring of coronavirus causing COVID-19
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
with the restart of the teaching cycles in Primary, Secondary and UTU, more than 200,000 students from all over the country returned to classrooms.
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2020-06-26 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Government approved protocol to reactivate tourist, gastronomic and hotel activity
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Uruguay raises US$ 2 billion in dual currency fresh funds
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Instead of seeking out only the contacts of confirmed cases, Uruguay sends out special teams to test random city blocks and critical job sectors such as construction workers, carrying out more than 57,000 tests so far – approximately 1.6% of its population of 3.5 million.
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Uruguay conducts 1,610 tests per new case.
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2020-06-25 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Uruguay is now gradually reopening its schools and shopping malls, albeit with social distancing, face masks and massive testing.
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2020-06-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Uruguay is now gradually reopening its schools and shopping malls, albeit with social distancing, face masks and massive testing.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Instead of seeking out only the contacts of confirmed cases, Uruguay sends out special teams to test random city blocks and critical job sectors such as construction workers, carrying out more than 57,000 tests so far – approximately 1.6% of its population of 3.5 million.
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2020-06-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Uruguayan children will return to school by June 29
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Uruguayan government reinforces sanitary control measures at Brazilian border.
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Additional health checks, random tests for COVID-19, and increased border control will be put in place in Rivera.
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Additional health checks, random tests for COVID-19, and increased border control will be put in place in Rivera.
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Additional health checks, random tests for COVID-19, and increased border control will be put in place in Rivera.
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2020-05-25 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has announced that schools in the area will no longer reopen on Monday, June 15,
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
additional health resources such as ambulances and intensive care beds were being sent to Rivera
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Inspections will also be scheduled for local businesses that will remain open to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed.
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Public education institutions and civil society organizations, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, provided the Ministry of Public Health with 21,000 face shields for use by health personnel from public and private providers.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Agreement with traders, intermediaries and producers for a voluntary freezing of prices for three months of the basic food basket, hygiene and health. The agreement covers more than 80 products.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Aasing of access to unemployment benefits, with the aim of incorporating workers who did not previously qualify for it.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Work to resume in person at the various public administration offices, in accordance with a strict health and safety protocol.
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Information and training for health workers.
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Reopening of 369 new rural schools
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Aleatory testing in temporary settlements and slums.
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2020-04-22 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
973 rural schools to reopen.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Obligatory use of face masks in closed public spaces.
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Distribution of face masks in the streets to people who do not wear any.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Distribution of face masks for free to the public.
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Creation of a team of experts to plan for the reopening of the economy.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Joint Ministerial Statement affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation
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2020-04-13 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Construction sector to start working again.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government to distribute face masks in buses and omnibuses.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Inter-ministry cooperation to monitor patients that are suspected of having covid-19.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Reduction in public transports, especially during week-ends.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Creation of a ’coronavirus fund’ aimed at financing the public response to the crisis.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Delivery of basic food supply to households in needs.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Suspension of all touristic travels abroad until the 13th of April.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Credit lines with Uruguay Central Bank are extended.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
VAT payment is differed for the months of March and April.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Several economic measure to ensure liquidity in financial markets.
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
65+ are asked to remain at home.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Only LATAM will operate flights from Montevideo to São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago de Chile, Chile until 31 March 2020.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights from US and EU are suspended.
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Minister Javier García highlighted the work of military personnel at national borders. from March 16 to date, 800 men and women of the three forces were employed for 1.3 million hours of work, some 150,000 registered vehicles and thousands of actions patrol both mobile and fixed controls.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Land, sea and air borders with Argentina are closed.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools are closed until further notice.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All flights from Europe are suspended.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Campaign "Plan Nacional Coronavirus Covid-19"
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singappor, South Korea, Iran, China
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Anybody in contact with infected patient, or with symptoms, should quarantine for 14 days.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
In the case of suspected COVID-19 cases detected on flights to Montevideo or at the Carrasco International airport, the individuals will be transported by a disease control group via ambulance to a hospital, clinic, or home quarantine.
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Health and sanitary emergency declared
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