Argentina has extended its mandatory coronavirus lockdown until June 7, according to a televised announcement made by President Alberto Fernandez Saturday night.

The president said that although quarantine measures are working and 19 provinces have not reported coronavirus cases, much work still needs to be done.

Highly-populated areas such as Buenos Aires continue to see a spike in cases since the country relaxed restrictions more than two weeks ago, Fernandez said.

The president has asked those living in provinces with a high concentration of people to stay under lockdown. The remaining part of the country currently in stage four of the reopen phase will remain working towards gradually reopening the country.

Argentina reported 11,353 coronavirus cases and 445 deaths as of Sunday, according to Ministry of Health officials.

Source: CNN News

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