Argentina begins on Saturday in strict confinement
(CNN Español) – President Alberto Fernandez announced a new Restrictive measures “Intense and temporary”.
What does this new quarantine mean in Argentina?
It starts on Saturday and continues through May 30 inclusive.
Face-to-face suspension of economic, educational, social, sports, and religious activities.
Circular will only be possible between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM in places near the residential address.
– Activation of essential stores, such as the supermarket. Non-core firms will only be able to operate in the mode Away Or with home delivery.
Essential workers are exempt from these prohibitions. According to the government, this group consists of health professionals, security personnel, government authorities, and community kitchens, among others.
These measures will take effect during the weekend of June 5 and 6.
Fernandez announced the regulations after admitting that Argentina is in the “worst moment of the epidemic” despite the fact that the country has adopted restrictions such as a night driving ban.
Official reports for Ministry of Health It indicates that the country recorded a new maximum daily case in the past week. Fernandez showed a graph that represented a 6% increase in injuries. The President also spoke about the exhaustion of health workers, given the high occupancy rates of critical care beds that were observed in regions of the country with an epidemic alert.
The president promised to deepen the vaccination process. According to official figures, nearly 20% of the Argentine population has received at least one dose. This percentage drops to 5% in the group of people who complete the vaccination schedule.