Before meeting With President Alberto Fernández and the head of the Buenos Aires Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta in Quinta de Olivos, to define how the quarantine continues, the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, received the AMBA mayors on Thursday.
Kicillof warned that the health situation due to the coronavirus in the metropolitan area of the AMBA “is still delicate”, but assured that they are “offsetting the growth of cases with the expansion of the health system.”
It was a videoconference with the mayors of municipalities that make up the Metropolitan Area and then a meeting with the Committee of Experts in which they analyzed the current health situation and the level of hospital occupancy in the provincial system.
As reported by the government, at the meeting the provincial president assured that with the announcement of the national government to produce the vaccine in Argentina a different “perspective” was opened for the country and for the region.
“Now we have a perspective“Kicillof said, and asked” to continue the effort. ”
After that meeting, the governor, who on Wednesday held a meeting with Rodríguez Larreta, received the Committee of Experts that, since the beginning of the health emergency, provides information and carries out investigations that guide the president’s decisions.
The specialists emphasized continuing to promote the use of masks, physical distancing and control of circulation, given the growth of cases.
After the meeting, several mayors expressed their position on Twitter and maintained that it was agreed that the isolation, social, preventive and mandatory in the AMBA will continue almost unchanged.
We held a videoconference with the Governor @Kicillofok and intendentxs of the AMBA. We analyze the socio-sanitary situation and evaluate the continuity of prevention measures. pic.twitter.com/d8kw7qMAst
– Jorge Ferraresi (@jorgeferraresi) August 13, 2020
The mayor of Quilmes, Mayra Mendoza, highlighted the need for “social responsibility to reduce circulation and strengthen personal care to avoid further infections and not saturate the health care system that today is at the limit.”
His partner from Morón, Lucas Ghi, pointed out that they are “redoubling efforts to get out of this situation,” so it is necessary “the responsibility of everyone to prevent the spread of infections so as not to collapse the health system.”
We met with mayors of the AMBA to jointly analyze the next measures to be taken in the framework of the intermittent quarantine.
I appreciate the commitment and dedication of each one, the work they are doing in their municipalities is fundamental in this situation. pic.twitter.com/YQlntG58KR
– Axel Kicillof (@Kicillofok) August 13, 2020
“There was a general agreement in supporting the current scheme of permits and restrictions,” he completed.
The communal chief of Hurlingham, Juan Zabaleta, assured that the meeting evaluated “the health situation of the suburbs and the measures to be taken for the next few days” and it was agreed that it is “essential to continue working together” and to maintain the “care ”.
Meanwhile, the mayor of La Plata, Julio Garro, asked the governor for the controlled return of private construction, complying with protocols that allow the reactivation of the sector.
Construction needs to reactivate. Today, small, medium-sized (duplex, small buildings, commercial premises) and large works are pending to start; and thousands of neighbors who want to build their first house, cannot.
– Julio Garro (@JulioGarro) August 13, 2020
“Construction needs to reactivate. Today, small, medium (duplex, small buildings, commercial premises) and large works that are pending to be started; and thousands of neighbors who want to build their first house, cannot do it, “he said from his account on the social network Twitter.
As reported by the government, during the meeting, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Daniel Gollan, explained that they continue to “expand the number of beds every week and coordinate with the private sector to improve the entire system.”
“We are working on the management of out-of-hospital centers, in the training of professionals and the incorporation of therapists and intensivists into the health system,” he concluded.
With information from Télam.