Latest news on coronavirus: a third of young workers expect to work from home after pandemic


AArgentina recorded a record daily increase of 10,550 confirmed cases on Wednesday, the health ministry said, bringing the total number of cases to 370,188 as the South American nation struggles to contain the spread of infections while trying to facilitate the opening of its economy in crisis.The grain producer, which imposed a strict lockdown in March that initially helped slow the spread of the virus, is now quickly catching up with other hard-hit countries in the region, including its neighbor Chile where new infections have slowed.

Latin America has become the epicenter of the global pandemic, with the highest number of infections and deaths, as the region’s economy is set to plunge sharply this year, pushing millions into poverty .

The overnight report showed there were 276 new deaths in the 24-hour period since the previous day’s count, bringing the total to 7,839.

The government of center-left President Alberto Fernandez extended lockdown restrictions in and around the capital Buenos Aires until the end of August. The region has the highest number of infections.


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