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Uruguay is winning against covid-19. This is how

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 22 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3693

This Feature by Luke Taylor (BMJ 2020;370:m3575, doi:10.1136/bmj.m3575) was first published with several mistakes. It stated that “Uruguay has recorded 1527 infections and 142 deaths [should be 42 deaths] at the time of writing, despite beginning to reopen some schools in March [should be April] and never enforcing lockdowns [specifically, no mandatory stay-at-home orders].” It also stated: “Uruguay’s first case of covid-19 was confirmed in the capital of Montevideo on 13 May [should be 13 March].” The article has now been corrected.

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