The Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed this Saturday that There are 67 new positive cases of COVID-19 and that the number of infected increased to 225 people throughout the country.
This is the second report delivered by the national ministry after the compulsory social isolation that the Executive Branch established as of last Friday and until March 31 inclusive. “No one can move from their residence, everyone has to stay at home”, expressed the President, who also established the advancement of the holiday from April 2 to March 31 and that March 30 will be a bridge holiday.
The report revealed some relevant data regarding the spread of the virus in Argentina. One of them is that Despite being one of the first provinces to shield its borders, Mendoza recorded that a 62-year-old woman, who was traveling in Italy, contracted COVID-19.
Ana Maria Vidal, Minister of Health of Mendoza, reported that the symptoms began to have them on the third day after returning from Europe. Her husband, who shared the trip and lives with her, had no symptoms and remains isolated.
So far there have been four deaths from coronavirus in the country. On March 7 he passed away a 64-year-old man, who was admitted to the Argerich Hospital; and on March 13 he died Another 61-year-old man who was admitted to a private clinic in Resistencia, Chaco. Last Wednesday, the third death was confirmed: a 64-year-old man who was admitted to the Argentine Institute of Diagnosis, of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. This morning, the fourth confirmation. Is about a 67-year-old woman who was admitted to the Guemes Clinic, in the Buenos Aires town of Lujan.
During these hours, it was confirmed that from tomorrow the supermarkets will unify their hours and will serve only between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The measure was taken by the Federation of Commerce and Services Employees (FAECYS) represented by its Secretary General, Armando Cavalieri, and the United Supermarkets Association (ASU), represented by its Executive Director, Juan Vasco Martinez.
Hours of operation in supermarkets, In all its commercial formats (hypermarkets, supermarkets, proximity formats, supermarkets, etc.) it will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (that is, until 8 p.m. maximum), from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, while the exceptional situation provided by Decree of Necessity and Urgency No. 297 continues.
Regarding the controls that were imposed and will continue to be developed during the total quarantine, the Minister of National Security, Sabina Frederic, advanced that these they will be reinforced throughout the country.
“Yesterday was a hinge, we made controls, we stopped traffic, there were queues at some accesses. But today we are going to be much more restrictive“, assured the minister in dialogue with CNN radio. “I think that the vast majority of the Argentine population understood the gravity of the situation and the preventive actions that put us on the stage that we can contain. There is a small part of the population that does not understand, that believes that it is immune and that its life is not tied to that of others“he added.
Following the guidelines established by the national government, the World Health Organization (WHO) I consider that “Argentina is taking steps quickly, boldly, and with firm resolve that can change this coronavirus spread curve to something flatter and slower.”
Through the doctor Maureen Birmingham, WHO representative in Buenos Aires, the governing body for the controls and mitigation of this pandemic worldwide also highlighted that the mandatory quarantine decreed by President Alberto Fernandez to curb the coronavirus boom in Argentina “You can avoid a system overflow and also buy more time to develop better treatments and vaccines.”
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