The government of Paraguay decided this weekend to impose tighter restrictions effective April 27 through May 10 in an attempt to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which is reportedly reaching unprecedented records.
Paraguay's Minister of Industry and Commerce (MIC) Luis Alberto Castiglioni Friday discussed with South Korean Ambassador To Asunción In Shik Woo the establishment of an Auto Parts Technology Center for electric cars in the South American country, which is due to commence in 2022 and last for about five years, it was reported.
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez wants funds belonging to both binational hydroelectric plants, namely Itaipú and Yacyretá, redirected to the anticovid-19 effort and has instructed Directors Manuel María Cáceres and Nicanor Duarte Frutos to proceed accordingly.
Paraguay's Health Ministry Friday admitted further restrictions are under consideration after a strict lockdown and other measures imposed during the Easter weekend failed to yield the desired results regarding a slowdown in the spread of the covid-19 disease.
According to a report from Paraguay's National Customs Directorate (DNA) released Friday, exports of soybean and its derivatives bounced back in March up to 1.1 million tons, worth US $ 474.4 million.
Paraguay's Health Ministry Monday announced it would launch an international public tender in search of sourcing from foreign suppliers of medicines and equipment for the fight against Sars-CoV-2.
Paraguay's government Sunday issued Decree 5,071 whereby the strict measures implemented during Easter Week have been lifted, but a curfew from midnight to 5am shall remain in force, it was announced.
Paraguay's Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo Tuesday cried out to the world, particularly Taiwan and the United States, for anti-covid-19 vaccines to curb the spread of the disease which has killed over 4,000 people so far.
In the aftermath of Friday's presidential clash between Alberto Fernández and Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou over the Mercosur's alleged lack of “flexibility,” Argentine Foreign Ministry's Cabinet Chief Guillermo Chaves said Saturday in a radio interview that the bloc's fundamental identity was to negotiate jointly on behalf of all members, but if each partner was allowed to hold deals individually, the association would lose its raison d'être.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou his country did not want to be “a burden on anyone” when the latter called for signs of “flexibilization” on the part of Mercosur to allow member states to seek unilateral foreign trade agreements elsewhere without the bloc's approval.