May 19, 2020 / 2:41 AM / 18 days ago

El Salvador president to propose re-opening of economy from June 6

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele speaks at a news conference during a nationwide quarantine as El Salvador's government undertakes steadily stricter measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ilopango, El Salvador May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele said on Monday that he will propose to Congress that the economy should be gradually re-opened beginning on June 6, after taking strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the small Central American nation.

Reporting by Nelson Rentería, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Kim Coghill

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