The most important proposal that the President made to the governors was the restriction of the movement of people between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and requiring PCR tests for those arriving on flights to the provinces and limiting the number of people in meetings to ten.
The governors supported the proposals and it was agreed to continue working with the Chief of Staff, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health for their next application, he learned Argentine News.
Fernández led the meeting by videoconference from the Quinta de Olivos, in which the governors of all the provinces and the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, participated, who is isolated at home because he contracted coronavirus.
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The meeting was called to analyze the measures to be followed in the framework of the significant increase in coronavirus cases in recent days, which, for the authorities, would already imply the landing of the second wave of Covid-19 in the national territory.
After agreeing on the new measures, the President and the governors agreed that “it is essential not to stop the economy, not to frustrate vacations or activity in tourist places.”
Regarding the limitation of the night, the circulation would be restricted in a time slot between 23 and 6, and would only be allowed for essential workers, although that schedule could vary in each province according to what each governor has.
Some districts intend to start the night time restriction at 0 hour in order not to complicate the activity of restaurants and bars so much, one of the sectors of the economy hardest hit by the pandemic and which, after the openings in recent months, had rebounded in its turnover.
Within the framework of the request for each governor to have room for maneuver to apply the measures according to the reality of their province, the only dissent arose from the province of Mendoza, as they specified NA sources that participated in the meeting.
The governor of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez, agreed with the joint work, but asked to differentiate the measures between provinces, while warning that in his district the restriction could be less severe, since its tourist season is working well and no agglomerations are registered as in the Atlantic Coast.
Larreta and the governors of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, participated in the meeting, which lasted about three hours; from Catamarca, Raúl Jalil; from Chaco, Jorge Capitanich; from Córdoba, Juan Schiaretti; from Corrientes, Gustavo Valdés; from Entre Ríos, Gustavo Bordet and from Formosa, Gildo Insfrán.
Also the leaders of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales; from La Pampa, Sergio Ziliotto; from La Rioja, Ricardo Quintela; from Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez; from Misiones, Oscar Herrera Ahuad; from Neuquén, Omar Gutiérrez; from Río Negro, Arabela Carreras; from Salta, Gustavo Sáenz; from San Luis, Alberto Rodríguez Saá; from Santa Fe, Omar Perotti; from Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora, and from Tucumán, Juan Manzur.
Along with the President, were the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero; the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” de Pedro, and the Secretary for Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti.