Coronavirus: How Uruguay held off outbreak sweeping Latin America

After attending a high society wedding earlier this year with more than 500 members of Uruguay’s elite, a well-known interior designer – just returned from trips to Madrid and Milan – tested positive for Covid-19.


The dramatic news was splashed all over the newspapers of the country whose windswept Atlantic beaches are a favoured party destination of the international jet set. The gravity of the threat posed by coronavirus quickly sunk in for...