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Chile raises COVID-19 spending, urges citizen caution with Delta variant circulating

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By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Monday announced a $2 billion boost to health spending to address the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to menace the country despite one of the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns. Pinera said the funds would be used to buy five million more vaccine doses, strengthen primary care facilities and testing, tracing and virus genome sequencing capability. “The fight against COVID is not over and no one knows when it might be,” said Pinera during a health briefing. Alarm is growing in Chile over the more contagious De…

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