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Bolivia: Bleach, gloves and see-through raincoats for sex workers in the age of coronavirus


A thigh-skimming “biosecurity suits” or see-through raincoats are among a number of recommendations in a coronavirus security manual drawn up by the Organization of Night Workers of Bolivia (OTN).

Bolivian sex workers have to take all precautions to avoid risk of infection of coronavirus. (File Photo: Reuters)

She said she felt confident the proposed changes would keep everyone happy. “Our clients respect the issue of safety, that we are taking these measures for our security, but also for theirs,” she said.

Bolivia has 48,187 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,807 deaths, but as one of the countries where the fewest number of tests are being carried out, medical experts say the real numbers of those infected could be many times higher.

The World Health Organization has said that, based on the current evidence, the coronavirus cannot be sexually transmitted. She said she felt confident the proposed changes would keep everyone happy. “Our clients respect the issue of safety, that we are taking these measures for our security, but also for theirs,” she said.

Bolivia has 48,187 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,807 deaths, but as one of the countries where the fewest number of tests are being carried out, medical experts say the real numbers of those infected could be many times higher.

The World Health Organization has said that, based on the current evidence, the coronavirus cannot be sexually transmitted. She said she felt confident the proposed changes would keep everyone happy. “Our clients respect the issue of safety, that we are taking these measures for our security, but also for theirs,” she said.

Bolivia has 48,187 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,807 deaths, but as one of the countries where the fewest number of tests are being carried out, medical experts say the real numbers of those infected could be many times higher.

The World Health Organization has said that, based on the current evidence, the coronavirus cannot be sexually transmitted.


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