The Buenos Aires Chief of Cabinet, Carlos Bianco, reported this Tuesday that 15 districts of the province “will phase back” due to the increase in coronavirus infections and ratified that the “compass” to make any decision regarding the cities of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) and tourist destinations will be the total number of cases in the week.
The communes that will phase back are Arrecifes, Balcarce, Lincoln, Lobería, Puán, Suipacha, Salliqueló, Adolfo Alsina, Coronel Dorrego, General Alvear, General Villegas, Las Heras, Magdalena, Maipú and Saavedra, Bianco pointed out, in a press conference he gave together with the governor Axel Kicillof.
“For the AMBA and tourist destinations we still do not take any definition, that will depend on the analysis that we continue to do during this week,” he said in subsequent statements to radio AM 750, adding: “The real compass that we are going to have is when we close this Sunday and let’s analyze the total number of cases for the week. “
Bianco explained that “the phase change system is intermittent and allows that, when an outbreak or massive contagion is seen, it can give one step back “.
From the tourist town of San Bernardo, the chief of staff explained that “there are 109 districts in phase 4, 17 municipalities in phase 5 and 9 municipalities in phase 3”. He also indicated that 15 municipalities “fell out of phase” due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
“The districts with phase 3, for a week and until analyzing the epidemiological situation, will take a step back to control the sources of contagion “, he claimed.
The official explained that in this phase, social activities cannot be carried out in closed spaces, events of up to 100 people, nor will shopping malls, shopping centers, holiday camps and nursery schools be enabled.
After Kicillof’s meeting with the mayors, Bianco indicated that it was decided to “go out to strengthen controls and call on the population to be more careful. “
“Hopefully that reaches because, if not, we will have to take stricter measures that will be defined in time, “he added.
Regarding the possibility of returning to a scheme of economic assistance in the event that progress is made in greater controls on circulation, Bianco pointed out that, “if at any time strict isolation is defined, both the Province and the Nation will be disposition to be able to sustain the income of the population “.
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