Buenos Aires, Chaco, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Corrientes and Santiago del Estero implemented new restrictions.
The provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Corrientes and Santiago del Estero 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 registered in the last days.
Chaco decreed the so-called “health alarm”, which will be implemented from today until January 21 between 00 a.m. and 6 a.m. each day, except from Thursday to Sunday, when the operation of bars and restaurants will be enabled until 2 a.m.
Through Provincial Decree No. 1/2021, it is established that you can stay in public spaces only until 10 p.m. and that, from that time, the authorities may adopt “necessary measures to dissuade and avoid the concentration and agglomeration of people” .
Among the measures provided, 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 La 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.
While, 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 broadcast in recent hours through social networks, in which he maintains that “from the beginning of this problem, freedom was the cornerstone for us. that implies more risks and, 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.
In Corrientes, the city of Mercedes closed its accesses yesterday for a week, from 23 to 6, and will guard the sanctuary of Gauchito Gil, to avoid crowds and reduce circulation on the occasion of the commemoration of next Friday, at a time when the town is experiencing a re-outbreak of coronavirus.
Mercedes, 230 kilometers from the provincial capital, determined to apply a lock in the city from 23 to 6 and until January 11, to prevent access by “people and vehicles,” according to 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.
Mercedes, 230 kilometers from the provincial capital, determined to apply a lock in the city from 23 to 6.
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 Santa Fe, the city of Tostado -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.
While, In Santiago del Estero, the government ruled that starting next Saturday, swabs will be required in some cases to enter the province..
“There is an important community circulation of the virus, therefore, it is essential to comply with preventive protocols, especially people from risk groups, either with advanced age or pre-existing diseases,” said Zamora in a message broadcast through their networks social.
Meanwhile, the provincial Emergency Committee (COE) ruled that as of Saturday 9 to enter the province, a negative PCR swab will be required – up to 72 hours at most – plus the affidavit or install by registering in the application. Take care of yourself.
However, it was clarified that “the free movement agreement between the NOA provinces (Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca, La Rioja and Tucumán) is still in force and, therefore, no swabbing is required in the region by the province” .
At the same time, they detailed that, “in the case of passengers by air, if they arrive without the swab, it will be done free of charge upon arrival at the airport, plus a sworn statement or APP.”
“In the event that a resident of our province needs to move to a province that does not participate in the tourist agreement (such as Córdoba, Santa Fe, for example) and for less than 72 hours, they can swab before leaving for free and re-enter the territory provincial within a period of no more than 72 hours ”, it was explained.
In the last weekly summary, it was indicated that the number of cases was 730, while the daily average of infections in the last 8 days was 91.25 positive cases and the percentage of occupation of Covid beds is 40% in therapy intensive, and mild and moderate 30%.