Events in the year 2021 in Paraguay.


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  • February 15 – 145,095 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,953 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.[1]
  • March 6 – President Benitez asks his entire cabinet to resign following conflicts between demonstrators and police at protests against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rioters threw stones at police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas on March 5. More than 165,800 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, resulting in 3,200 deaths.[2]
  • March 12 – Andrés Gubetich, head of the Instituto de Previsión Social (IPS), resigns amidst scandal related to a lack of vaccines and overly-restrictive hospital admission requirements. Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni also resigns. Paraguay has reported 174,013 cases and 3,387 deaths from COVID-19, with the highest number of cases in Asunción.[3]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Coronavirus (COVID-19)". Google News. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "Paraguay's president asks all ministers to resign after protests". Al Jazeera English. March 6, 2021. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  3. ^ "Otro escándalo sacude Paraguay: el titular del Instituto de Previsión Social renunció por un supuesto desvío de fármacos". infobae (in European Spanish). EFE. March 12, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Falleció José Pedrozo, ex futbolista paraguayo con vasta trayectoria en Chile (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Falleció Florentín Giménez (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El adiós al olímpico Rodolfo Da Ponte (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Falleció Nelly Reig de Rodríguez, la primera dama de la era democrática". ABC Color. 2021-05-15. Archived from the original on 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-06-30.