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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:33 PM

Chile finance, presidency ministers in quarantine after meeting with infected lawmakers

MAY 17, 2020 / 5:28 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO


SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Two of Chile´s top Cabinet ministers said on Sunday they would quarantine after coming in close contact with Chilean lawmakers who tested positive for the coronavirus during negotiations in Congress.

Ignacio Briones, Chile´s finance minister, and Felipe Ward, secretary-general of the presidency, both said on Twitter they had tested negative for the coronavirus but would remain in quarantine until a second test confirmed they had not been infected.

At least 23 lawmakers will also begin a quarantine period after meeting with the infected legislators in Congress, the local daily El Mercurio reported.

“From home, we will continue working hard on the long list of issues that we must confront with urgency during this difficult time,” Briones said late on Sunday on Twitter.


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