Coronavirus in Argentina: Alberto Fernández spoke of “security forces to dissipate the crowds”

The President was alarmed by the increase in cases in recent days Source: LA NACION – Credit: Manuel Cortina

The President of the Nation, Alberto Fernandez, He spoke this morning about the meeting he had yesterday with the head of the City Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and with the governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, and confirmed that they will meet again next week to determine the steps to follow for freign the advance of the second wave of coronavirus in the country.

“If we see that the situation does not ease, we will see how the security forces and others begin to act in the streets to dissipate the people and to prevent agglomerations “, assured the President in dialogue with Radio 10 Regarding the increase in cases during December and the different clandestine parties that were reported in recent days, such as those registered during Christmas in squares both in the suburbs and in the city.

He also explained that he wanted to listen to Kicillof and Larreta to see how they looked at the increase in the case curve and he was alarmed because “December was a very relaxing month, which led to social gatherings, marches in Buenos Aires of different kinds, all things that could have helped the virus to circulate. “” I also raised what I saw on the 24th at night: young boys who gather in the squares without chinstraps, with music to everything he gives because they have the clubs closed. All of this is a breeding ground for the virus. It’s very dangerous”, added.

At another point in the interview, the President highlighted the work of the national government and the provinces in the midst of a crisis such as this disease, which surprised the world. “We were suddenly presented with a reality totally unknown to all of us. Governing in a pandemic is the closest thing to walking in a swamp, you never know where you step firmly “, highlighted, and stated that over time they gained experience to determine the next steps.

However, Fernández stressed that it was not just a one-shot fight but that the health crisis resulted in a strong blow to the economy. “I tried from the first moment to preserve the health of Argentines. We had to reinvent ourselves and that’s how ATP came about; later we realized that we had to 9 million Argentines out of the system and we gave them the IFE “, remarked the president.

Fernández also spoke of the negotiation of the debt And he said that since his administration they were able to reach an agreement with the creditors: “The whole world was surprised, because it is an agreement that allows Argentina to save 38 billion dollars. All that money will go to production and work” .

Containers of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia
Containers of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia Source: AFP

On the controversy sparked by the use of the Russian Sputnik vaccine, which has not yet completely finished its trials on patients and has not published the reports in detail, said: “I did not want Argentina to be in the underworld that sees how the northern world is vaccinated. That is a bit what happens in the south of the world. I spoke with all the laboratories and I must admit that the Russian Federation treated us exceptionally well. We managed to enter 300 thousand vaccines, not 10 thousand, and all I hear is that the technical quality of a vaccine from an institute with several Nobel Prizes. I do not understand why so harsh and severe with the vaccine “.

And regarding future plans, for next year, he asserted that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be the priority, he stressed that in Europe, after the arrival of the new strain, the situation is very complicated and, to avoid a collapse as this said: “My plan is that in the autumn the 13 million Argentines at risk are vaccinated. If we achieve that goal, we have to get to March a little more relieved, which would be the real moment of the second wave. “

Finally, the President remarked that he always tells the truth to Argentines and emphasized the achievements that, in his opinion, the country achieved throughout 2020. “It is not in my nature to lie. I promised the retirees that they weren’t going to lose money and that they were going to stop paying for the medicines and I kept it. I promised that I would make society declare abortion treatment legal and public, and I did. I promised that before the end of the year the Argentines would be vaccinated and I fulfilled it, “he said.

“I am confident that next year it will be a better year. The conditions are in place for Argentina to recover and grow “, ended.

Juan Pablo Caeiro, 53, received the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine at the Convention Center in the city of Córdoba
Juan Pablo Caeiro, 53, received the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine at the Convention Center in the city of Córdoba Source: LA NACION – Credit: Government of Córdoba

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