Chile: Residents receive food aid packages from govt amid COVID-19 pandemic

The mayor of the Puente Alto town, located in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, began the delivery of the first 1,020 boxes of food aid that the government had promised to the vulnerable population amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday. The staff of the town hall, wearing protective suits, could be seen delivering the boxes with aid to the residents of the commune... Еще accompanied by Mayor, German Codina. «[It's good that] they care about the people right now. You are an elderly person and you are always more vulnerable to all things. But other people need it more than us, other people are more vulnerable around here,» said Eduardo Lagos, a resident who received an aid package. On May 17, the Chilean Government announced the delivery of 2,5 million boxes with food to the country's most vulnerable population amid the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Days later, poor neighbourhoods of Santiago protested, demanding a quicker delivery of aid. As of this Saturday, Chile has registered 65,393 cases of the coronavirus with 673 deaths related to the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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