Unlike what happens in other parts of the country, in Mendoza the level of infections has been on a plateau for weeks. For this reason, the governor Rodolfo Suarez clarify that there will be no changes in the activities that are currently authorized in the provincial territory but that they will be attentive to if there is a regrowth. “At the moment we are not going to take any type of measures and we will continue in the same conditions,” he stressed.
The president was clear when explaining that if the percentage of bed occupancy increases and the possibility rate increases, they will not hesitate to take action and put the sanitary curfew as a possibility if that scenario occurred.
The government assumes that a second wave is practically inevitable and that is why they are reinforcing the health infrastructure in a preventive way. “We have been saying for a long time that the issue of the pandemic has not ended and that the second wave is very likely that we will live in Mendoza. It is important to continue preparing the hospital infrastructure to provide answers, “he said in an event in which they toured works in the Hospital Central where the underground parking garage will be converted into a highly complex place to attend to covid.
“We are looking at the variables that we have always taken into account from day to day: The first is the response of the health system, which worked well, there was never a person left without attention. The other is the percentage of positivity, which is 13%, much less than the 44% we had at times.“He said. Today the occupancy of therapy beds is low and barely reaches 35%.
In any case, this does not mean that the people of Mendoza can relax and expressed their concern about the clandestine parties of the last weeks and the impact they may have on the level of contagion. “We monitor day by day what has happened and what repercussions clandestine parties may have. In principle we are not seeing the peaks that in other parts of the country,” said the head of the Executive and confirmed that for the moment they will not take any type of measures and everything will continue in the same conditions.
But he appealed again to “the responsibility of the people of Mendoza“and he said that this is what has kept economic activities open.
“If the numbers begin to move, we will begin to go in and out of activities,” said Suarez and put the magnifying glass on the continuity of the parties enabled for 250 people. “We must be careful with clandestine parties and we are working to avoid them. Regarding those that are enabled – for now – if they comply with the protocols, they will be maintained. If not, measures will have to be taken,” he anticipated as a warning.
When asked about the possibility that the parties of the Atlantic coast implement the sanitary curfew system, Suarez differentiated beach tourism from what is lived in Mendoza.
“In Mendoza we do not have agglomeration tourism. Our tourism is divided into different sectors and is much less risky, “he said.
Apart from that clarification, he maintained that “the sanitary curfew is a good measure” and said that it appears among the measures that could be taken in the province if infections multiply. I even remembered that in Mendoza we had for months sanitary curfew until 23 for months and then stretched until 1 with good results.
Finally, regarding the vaccinations He said the second batch of the first dose is due this month. “Then the second dose will come, which is not the same vaccine. They are different. Next week this stage will be completed while the second dose should be placed 21 to 60 days later,” he said about the soon arrival of another 11 thousand first doses to Mendoza.