The cancellation of Carnival in centres such as Oruro, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz will generate losses of $64 million. In Oruro it is estimated that $35 million will be lost, $14 million in Santa Cruz and $15 million in Cochabamba.
More than 100,000 agricultural producers will benefit from 15-year loans to be financed by the Bs.911 million ($132.26 million) trust fund for the reactivation of the productive apparatus. The producers are included in the Régimen Agropecuario Unificado (RAU) system and previously did not benefit from these credits.
The Cochabamba Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock (CAC) asked the government of President Luis Arce to transfer $150 million to the departmental government to attend to the economic losses suffered by farmers after 15 days of rain in the region. According to the CAC, the rains in the Cochabamba tropics have affected more than 15,000 hectares of crops.
La Paz Mayor's Office is negotiating the purchase of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines with three laboratories. Mayor Luis Revilla reported that contacts have been made with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and said that offers have also been received for vaccines from China and Russia.
Imports of school supplies shrank by 43% in value and 37% in volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, 10 million kilos of school supplies and backpacks worth $28 million were imported, while in 2019, 15 million kilos worth $50 million were purchased, according to the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE).