The decree of necessity and urgency (DNU) that the president Alberto Fernandez will publish this friday It will act as a “recommendation” that will establish a general framework on the new restrictions, but it will be each governor who defines how it will be implemented in each district, as he assured THE NATION, a towering fountain of the Casa Rosada.
Despite the fact that the national government spoke of a consensus with the provincial leaders, three districts anticipated that they will not comply with the provision: the City of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Mendoza, that, with different nuances, they announced that they will not apply the restriction of circulation from 23 to 6, a time confirmed by the governor of Chaco, Jorge Capitanich, after meeting this afternoon with the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo De Pedro.
The definition of the government of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, In addition, it opened questions about how the rule will be applied, which will establish sanctions for those who circulate after 11 p.m., in the Metropolitan Area, which make up the City and the 24 municipalities that surround it.
The decree, which would be published in the Official Gazette tomorrow, will not speak of a curfew, as has been speculated in recent days. The President, Cafiero, worked on this for much of the day; the secretary of Legal and Technical, Vilma Ibarra, and the Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti.
The objective of the restriction is to lower the number of infections – which for the third consecutive day exceeded 13,000 new patients – and establish a uniform message that, due to social relaxation, the situation is “worrying”. The decision to temper the wording of the regulation was based on the different realities that the provinces are experiencing.
The decree, which would have an extension of 14 days, The frequency of flights abroad will also decrease – it will decrease between 30 and 40 percent – and internal tourists will be required to present a PCR test when arriving at their destination by air. In addition, the number of people in meetings will be limited to 10 and public transport will be for the exclusive use of essential workers.
Although concern grew in Balcarce 50, the President seeks to avoid the paralysis of the economy, as happened last year, and does not want to hinder the summer season, something that some communal leaders such as Guillermo Montenegro (Mar del Plata) and Martin Yeza (Pinamar).
Before the details of the decree are known, the Cordovan president, Juan Schiaretti, announced that it will not adhere to the restriction of night circulation that the national government will order. “We are going to continue with the work system with which we have come up to now, that is, productive activity is open 24 hours, shops until 23 and bars continue with the possibility of operating until 1 in the morning,” he said the governor at a press conference.
The mendocino Rodolfo Suarez He was another of those who opposed it, he was even the only one who raised it in the meeting that the President led yesterday with the governors. “At the moment we are not going to take any type of measures and we will continue in the same conditions,” he said in recent days in public statements.
The head of porteño government was in favor of closing shops at night, but considered that it was not the time to restrict circulation. The City is inclined to continue monitoring the evolution of the cases and to recover “social responsibility”.
Rodríguez Larreta was joined by the rejection of the interblock of Together for the Change in Deputies. “Once again, the Government chooses to restrict individual freedoms as the only response to the coronavirus health crisis. We consider that there are no alternatives to care for Argentines without neglecting the economy,” Cristian Ritondo wrote on social networks. Another of those who objected to the measure was the mayor of Vicente López, Jorge Macri: “They pay just for sinners. The outbreak was not generated with the reopening of shops and gastronomy. They comply with the protocols. The problem was informal and illegal.”
The current mechanism, which establishes the limits of Social, Preventive and Obligatory Isolation (ASPO) and of Preventive and Obligatory Social Distancing (DIspo), explains in its fourth article that each province may adhere to the new regulations. “Compliance depends on each jurisdiction,” Capitanich explained.
At the end of this edition, there were also doubts about the sanctions that non-compliance with the decree could lead to in the districts where they are implemented. According to official sources, one of the options under debate was the application of article 205 of the Penal Code, which establishes that “any person who violates the measures adopted by the competent authorities to prevent the introduction of the crime will be punished with imprisonment from six months to two years. or spread of an epidemic. “
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