80% of the employees of the High Cost Drugs Department of the Ministry of Public Health tested positive for Covid-19

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The good news is that Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias and Deputy Minister Fernando Ureña are home now recovering from Covid-19. The officials had been hospitalized last week at the Union Medica in Santiago.



This weekend the Ministry of Public Health revealed that 80% of those employed in the High-Cost Drugs Department of the Ministry had tested positive for the disease. This included program director, Dr. Alfred Cruz. The department was closed and transactions were carried out online. 58 persons of the staff were quarantined, even when not all had tested positive.



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28 October 2020

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