The central government of Argentina, led by Alberto Fernández, and the Buenos Aires authorities have agreed to a more restrictive expansion of the quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the capital and surrounding areas, where “pronounced growth” has been identified. of infections in the past few days.
The capital is the epicenter of a pandemic that has 49,851 positive events in Argentina, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health, 2,635 more than on Wednesday. The death toll rose to 1,124 this Thursday, eight more than the previous day, reports the Télam agency.
Fernández, the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, and the mayor of the capital, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, are planning a new expansion of detention in the Buenos Aires metropolitan region (AMBA) with greater restrictions on movement and strict control of public transport.
Kicillof has announced that a “very strict” quarantine is expected for 15 days and warns that the life of the population is at stake. “The economy will fall,” he said in a statement in which, according to the La Nación newspaper, he spoke out not to be carried away by the “pressure”.
In an interview with the chain Todo Noticias, the head of cabinet Santiago Cafiero warned that the Buenos Aires metropolitan region has “concentrated more than 95 percent of the cases” and has “pronounced growth” since March 20, despite the isolation measures that have been decided. Much of the cases registered in the rest of the country would correspond to people arriving from the capital.