The provinces of Chaco, Formosa, La Pampa, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes and Santa Fe in the last hours ordered new restrictions on the movement of people during January to contain the increase in contagion of covid-19. These measures include the reinforcement of public controls and restrictions on movement at certain times and days. In general, the new provisions have an extension of 14 days, the results of which will be subsequently evaluated by the provincial administrations to determine whether or not they need to be extended in time.
For example, the government of Gildo Insfrán (Formosa) reported that, from the outbreak detected in its capital city, “the sanitary blockade and the Preventive and Mandatory Social Isolation were ordered” in that city from January 5 to 19, allowing circulation for supplies or for reasons of force majeure. In addition, the suspension of the flexibilization activities arranged in the province was announced. Also the city of Tostado, Santa Fe, declared itself in “health quarantine” for 14 days.
Another province that implemented this measure was Chaco, whose governor, Jorge Capitanich, decreed the “health alarm” until January 21, and a curfew from 0 to 6 will begin on Wednesday 6, except for those with health reasons. security or a permit to circulate. From Thursday to Sunday, bars and restaurants will be open until 2.
Likewise, the permanence and circulation in public spaces, shows, or recreational activities will be authorized until 10 p.m. In addition, checkpoints will be established at the bordering points of the province and during Saturdays and Sundays circulation between towns will not be allowed.
In a similar measure, the governor of La Pampa, Sergio Ziliotto, restricted from Monday 4 until January 18 the circulation between 1 and 6:30, with the exception of essential workers. This implies that all activities must end at midnight, and the gastronomic places will have half an hour of tolerance.
For its part, the city of Mercedes, Corrientes, -which is going through an outbreak of coronavirus- closed its accesses for a week between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid crowds and reduce circulation in the face of the festivities that will take place on 8 January for the popular saint Gauchito Gil h who gathers about 300 thousand people every year. It is planned to implement a more rigorous security operation around the city and the sanctuary.
In line, the governor of Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora, ordered to increase controls on the entry of people to the province as of January 9, although he will maintain the agreement of free movement between the districts of the NOA. Those who do not come from Salta, Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja and Tucumán, must present a negative PCR test – up to 72 hours – along with a sworn statement or the registration of the CuidarSE application. The province also assured free swabs for passengers who arrive by air without the test performed, and for Santiago residents who must travel to provinces that do not participate in the tourism agreement.