On 20 March 2020, and as a result of the measures implemented by the Chilean Government to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health issued Exempt Resolution No. 200, instructing a series of new sanitary measures, among them:
- It instructs the indefinite lockdown of cinemas, theaters, pubs, dance clubs, cabarets, night clubs and public health clubs, as of 00:00 hours of 21 March 2020.
- It prohibits customer service indefinitely at restaurants and coffee shops, authorizing them only to sell take-out, as of 00:00 hours of 21 March 2020.
- It prohibits the celebration of professional and amateur sports events as of that same date and also indefinitely.
- It instructs health authorities to inform about these measures through mass media.