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The Salvadoran government has established some of the strictest quarantine and containment measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
As the numbers of cases of coronavirus rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, the concern of an outbreak in highly concentrated and under-resourced populations continues to grow. For this reason, prisons and juvenile detention centers in Latin America and the Caribbean are at risk for a severe outbreak of COVID-19.
In 2018, Keiko Sofia Fujimori Higuchi, also known as Mrs. K, the former Peruvian President’s daughter, was convicted to 36 months of preventive prison due to “serious suspicions” of money laundering in the financing of her presidential electoral campaign back in 2011.
The first case of COVID-19 was registered in Brazil on February 26, 2020, becoming the first in South America. The coronavirus was carried out from a 61 years-old man, returning to Sao Paulo from Italy at the time the epicenter of COVID-19.