A group of young people gathered on a beach in Mar del Plata, without respecting the COVID-19 infection prevention measures (Photo: TN capture).
Given the sharp rise in cases of coronavirus in the country, the Minister of Health Ginés González García recognized that the curve “comes faster than was believed ”. It was after they officially reported on Tuesday 13.790 new cases of COVID-19, against 13.924 contagions of October 28. The official also referred to possible measures to contain the outbreak.
He argued that the reports they have of reports from the provinces and those of the Ministry itself “They are very worrying.” He stated that if what they believed would happen at the end of March or April begins to happen in early or mid-January, the situation “It will get very complicated.”
He criticized that “the measures that had been complied with” were left aside, such as social distancing and the use of masks, keys to preventing infections. He also warned that clandestine parties, where care is not followed and that represent a source of virus transmission. He also argued that he saw “a lot of big people on the street and that’s not good”, because they make up the population at risk.
Regarding new restrictive measures, he stated that the president Alberto Fernandez “will do everything you think is necessary ”. He said that “nothing is ruled out” although he clarified that a “sanitary curfew” is not being analyzed and that they do not intend to provide measures “that restrict industrial and commercial activity.”
“The increase in cases is coming faster than previously thought”
He argued that the reports they have of reports from the provinces and those of the Ministry itself “are very worrying” (Photo: NA).
Regarding the strain present in Brazil that is already in Argentina, the official said that “it seems to be more contagious ”. He assured in dialogue with A24 What is it a mutation of the parent virus that has 5 or 6 important changes ”. He affirmed that they spoke with specialists from the neighboring country and that “they believe that the severity of the virus did not change, but it probably spreads faster.”
The coronavirus variant is called S_E484K and was detected in Argentina by scientists from the PAIS Project, the scientific-technical director of the Malbrán Institute confirmed to TN.com.ar Claudia Perandones. The discovery came after full genomic sequencing of this variant of COVID-19 was achieved.
The President meets with Larreta and Kicillof due to the increase in cases in the AMBA
Alberto Fernández, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Axel Kicillof will meet again due to the rise in infections in AMBA, but in a climate of growing tension due to the pruning of co-participable resources (Photo: NA)
The President meets with the head of the Buenos Aires Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and the Buenos Aires governor Axel Kicillof to analyze the health situation in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), after the abrupt growth of coronavirus infections that occurred in recent days.
Both in the Nation and in the City and province of Buenos Aires there are alarm due to the numbers of infections reported in recent days, coinciding with the beginning of the summer season and the need for merchants and businessmen to try to reverse the critical situation that occurred throughout 2020 due to the strong restrictions due to quarantine. Likewise, in the Buenos Aires district for now there will be no restrictive actions and prevention measures will be reinforced.