Formosa capital returns to phase 1 due to the increase in Covid-19 cases

Citizens must stay at home, while only essential workers may attend their activities. Only local businesses such as stores and pharmacies will be open to make minimum purchases. In addition, all the provincial circulation certificates expired.

All the cases detected in the city are related to each other. The first infected is a health worker from the Villa Hermosa neighborhood center. The remaining 11 are close contacts of the positive case announced yesterday. All were admitted to the Cinquantenaire Stadium, the remaining close contacts that yielded negative results are in preventive isolation.

Thus, it joins the provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Santa Fe, La Pampa and Corrientes, that already had in the last hours restrictions on the movement of people in all or part of their territory, given the increase in cases of coronavirus recorded in the last days.

In Chaco, between January 4 and 21, the so-called “health alarm” was decreed which will be implemented between 00:00 and 6:00 each day, except from Thursday to Sunday, when the operation of bars and restaurants will be enabled until 2 in the morning.

Through Provincial Decree No. 1/2021, it is established that You will be able to stay in public spaces only until 10 p.m. and that, from that time on, the authorities will be able to adopt “necessary measures to deter and avoid the concentration and agglomeration of people.

Among the series of measures arranged, social, cultural, recreational, musical, business events and meetings, in open, closed, public and / or private spaces are suspended.

In addition, checkpoints will be established in the bordering points of the province, as well as in the income of the localities, and – during Saturdays and Sundays – circulation between localities will not be allowed.

However, the Executive made it clear that “in the face of false information that circulates on the networks, the province will not close its borders.”

In the province of The Pampa, New restrictions also apply from last midnight until January 18.

As reported by the provincial government in its official Twitter account, between 1 and 6.30 in the morning only essential workers can circulate, while the suspension of social meetings is extended.

Likewise, all activities must stop working at midnight, with a tolerance of half an hour for gastronomic venues.

Meanwhile, in the province of Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires municipality of Rojas established a restriction to circulate from midnight to 6 in the morning as well as fines of up to 50 thousand pesos for those who organize clandestine parties, given the increase in cases of coronavirus in the district.

This was announced by the mayor Claudio Rossi (Together for Change) in a video released in the last hours through social networks, in which he argues that “from the beginning of this problem, freedom was the cornerstone for us since it implies more risks and, therefore therefore, more individual and collective responsibility “.

“In this framework, we have taken measures to reinforce the response capacity of the health system and others that have to do with the restriction of night hours. As of today, it will be possible to circulate until 00:00, except Friday and Saturday that may be until 2 in the morning, “announced the mayor.

There is also the case of Salliqueló, which according to its mayor, Juan Miguel Nosetti, “is having the worst weeks since the pandemic began.” The municipality, with just over 9,000 inhabitants, has almost 300 positives, 30 under study, along with 1,300 isolated people.

According to Nosetti, these numbers represent 15% of the population so far, and that “This is outrageous especially because among the cases health and security personnel are affected.”

In the province of Corrientes, the city of Mercedes closed its accesses for a week yesterday, from 23 to 6, and will guard the Gauchito Gil sanctuary, to avoid crowds and reduce circulation on the occasion of the commemoration of next Friday, at a time when the town is experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus.

Mercedes, 230 kilometers from the capital of Currents, determined to apply a lock in the city from 23 to 6 and until January 11, to prevent the access of “people and vehicles”, according to the mayor Diego Caram.

The measure is complemented by a more rigorous security operation that will be activated in various points around the city and the sanctuary, between January 5 and 8.

Currently, the city of Mercedes is going through an outbreak of coronavirus, with 68 active cases and the authorities’ concern is due to the epidemiological risk posed by the transit of up to 300,000 people who participate in the commemoration of Gaucho Gil every year.

In the province of Santa Fe, the city of Toasted -in the northwest of the district- was declared in quarantine due to the increase in coronavirus cases registered in recent days.

Through Resolution 0001/21 of the provincial Ministry of Health, the authorities provided that, for a period of 14 days, the inhabitants of Tostado must remain in their homes and only move for food reasons and force majeure, always wearing face masks.

The city, located about 330 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, has just over 15,000 inhabitants and in recent days experienced a marked growth in positive cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1027 cases have been confirmed, with a growth that reached its peak last Sunday, with 57 cases, and that intensified yesterday, when the health authorities confirmed another 9 positives.

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