A domestic worker washes dishes in Rio de Janeiros in 2019. (Getty Images)
A domestic worker washes dishes in Rio de Janeiros in 2019. (Getty Images)

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A disease imported to the region by those who can afford to travel and study abroad, covid-19 threatens those who can least afford care, treatment — or a day off.
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Doctors and health experts say the restrictions impact efforts to prevent viral spread and save lives.
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Greetings from Dublin, Moscow, Sweden and Germany.
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