Guatemala’s Government has banned the use of sunscreen and other protective measures in public places due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the country’s Public Ministry said on Wednesday.
The Government said it will be imposing the measures as part of its strategy to control the spread of the virus.
In August, the outbreak spread to Guatemala from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
Since then, there have been more than 3,200 cases of the coronavirus, including more than 2,000 deaths, in Guatemala.
The country has also seen a surge in the number of deaths and hospitalizations linked to the virus, according to the Ministry of Health.
According to the World Health Organization, there are currently more than 4.7 million cases of Zika virus infections worldwide.