Chile President Sebastian Pinera has replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country's figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.
Pinera said Manalich had spared "no effort" in carrying out his "difficult and noble duty" to protect Chileans` health. He replaced him with Oscar Enrique Paris, an academic and medical doctor.
Workers wait in line to apply for unemployment insurance outside the offices of the Unemployment Fund Administrator during a preventive quarantine, after the outbreak of coronavirus disease in Santiago, Chile
The country now has the highest number of confirmed cases per million people in Latin America, reporting 167,355 cases on Saturday and 3,101 deaths.
There have been frequent reports of spats among health ministry official...