05 May 2020 – President to visit towns on the border with Brazil to work preventatively

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Enforcement actions; International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: The government is working to adopt measures and guidelines for binational cities due to coronavirus cases.

The first president arrives at the Cerro Largo department, on his first official visit as president, to carry out an inspection and a visit to the border to determine aspects related to controls, due to cases of coronavirus in the neighboring country, among other matters. .

This noon, the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, offered a press conference where he referred among other things to the measures adopted and to be adopted at the borders.

In particular, the vast dry border with neighboring Brazil is concerned, and the peculiarities of binational cities such as Rivera or Chuy, where the border is simply a street.

“The government is acting preventively,” the official explained, recalling that “the president instructed the ministers to deepen their presence on the border, and to give guidelines to the population of those areas, understanding the reality of binational cities.”
Full details here: https://www.montevideo.com.uy/Noticias/Lacalle-Pou-visitara-Cerro-Largo-para-monitorear-la-situacion-de-la-frontera-con-Brasil-uc751947

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other