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Chile Toughens Mobility Limits in Santiago as Omicron Surges

  • Measures will cut capacity limits in homes and public spaces
  • Officials also cut isolation period for people with Covid-19
Pedestrians at the Plaza de Armas square in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 2, 2021.

Pedestrians at the Plaza de Armas square in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 2, 2021.

Photographer: Tamara Merino/Bloomberg

Chile’s Health Ministry toughened mobility restrictions in Santiago’s Metropolitan Region and 45 other municipalities nationwide, as the government copes with a surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant.

Fewer people will be allowed at events in homes and public spaces, and restaurants will cut seating capacity, the Health Ministry informed on Monday. Healthcare workers will also start receiving a second booster shot this week.