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Coronavirus in Argentina: what are the new limitations that the Government will have to contain the increase in cases


Coronavirus in Argentina: what are the new limitations that the Government will have to contain the increase in cases Source: LA NACION – Credit: Marcelo Aguilar

Faced with growing concern about the rise in coronavirus infections registered in recent days, the government of Alberto Fernandez will restrict movement “uniformly” throughout the country, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.





The nightly closure will be accompanied by other measures to contain the re-outbreak of Covid-19 cases. The decision of the national Executive will be made official during the next few hours, through a Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) which will be published in the Official Gazette with the signature of the Head of State, confirmed this morning the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero.

“In yesterday’s meeting between the President and the governors, there was agreement on the need to restrict movement at night. The measures will be already defined this afternoon, they are being drafted now and will be published tomorrow. They will govern from the day they are published, “said Cafiero during a press conference that he gave together with the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, from the Malbrán Institute, where benefits were announced for its workers and the sector.



New limitations

  • Meetings: The Fernández administration seeks to limit the possibility of nights out with special concern for young people, and restrict 10 people maximum per meeting.
  • Flights: As well it is intended to further reduce trips abroad and demand a test PCR to those who come from another province. The control aims above all at limiting travel to destinations where there are the highest number of cases.
  • Public transport: the Executive’s objective is re-limit the use of public transport, and restrict it to essential workers, as in the beginning of the quarantine.
  • The concern: The Casa Rosada will try to move forward with the new restrictions without limiting economic activity or frustrating the tourist movement during the summer season.


Warning

During the press conference, the chief of staff did not rule out the possibility that Fernández may tighten measures to contain the spread of the virus. “If indeed this continues to accentuate, clearly we are going to make the decisions that have to be made, there is no electoral speculation. We know they are unfriendly measures“, highlighted Cafiero.


In turn, the Government clarified that the restrictions that will be announced “will not alter the season” of summer. “We want the season to continue and be of care. We want to defend work, production and businesses. We need extreme care so that the season can continue. The season is not going to be altered in the least by this”, the coordinating minister pointed out.


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