Two companies are working on prototypes of medical ventilators. Quantum and Scorpion Soft with professionals from different areas carry out this work together. However, they face some difficulties in terms of trafficability and others to carry out manufacturing. These are initiatives that support the fight against the coronavirus.
The Administration of Port Services - Bolivia (ASP-B) enabled its online platform and its website http://www.aspb.gob.bo, to ensure the development of import and export cargo clearance procedures through the Chilean and Peruvian seaports. In this way, the movement of cargo will not be affected despite the restrictive measures by the coronavirus.
Data from the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) show that imports of vehicles and automotive accessories from China fell 14% in volume and 10% in value, from $32.5 million in January 2019 to $29.1 million in the same month this year.
The Government of Bolivia announced it has closed its borders and all international flights are suspended for 14 days to combat the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine measures also include: curfews, restricted in-country travel between government departments and an order for all persons to remain in their homes 24 hours a day with an exception made for emergencies. As a result, we have temporarily closed our Bolivian operations to comply with this order. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide regular corporate updates during this unprecedented time.
Pan American Silver Corp., which last week temporarily suspended operations at four mines in Peru, has now curtailed operations in Argentina and Bolivia also as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Monday. The company added that it also suspending supply deliveries and personnel transport at its San Vicente operations in Bolivia to comply with rules there that are also to be in effect until the end of the month.