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Mandatory quarantine in Argentina has been expanded until May 10

Monday, April 27th 2020 - 07:58 UTC
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Argentina will extend a mandatory nationwide quarantine period until May 10 in a bid to combat the advance of the coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez announced on Saturday. The Argentine government-imposed shelter-in-place measure, in effect since mid-March, had been set to expire on Sunday. Read full article


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  • imoyaro

    Gee, Kamerad/Komrade Rique, what went wrong?

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    I wouldn't say anything has gone wrong. It is prudent to extend restrictions until new cases have dropped consistently. With daily growth rate in the 3-5% range, this isn't the time.

    Thankfully, they aren't emulating the idiot Americans.

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Strangely, Fernandez declared quarantine after it was declared in the non Republican states. Those states who did declare it were hoping for early May, but now are positing as late as the end of July. As for the rest, well you can't fix stupid...

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot

    Argentine president Alberto Fernandez and his team gave priority to the population's health, took tough measures to avoid massive contagion, and were able to keep the number of cases at low numbers.

    Skip is right: it's prudent to continue restricting activities until those who carry the virus have either got sick and treated, or healed and stopped being contagious.

    The contrast with countries such as the U.S. and Brazil where the response to the pandemic has been patchy and disorderly and where the economy was the priority for the heads of state is revealing.

    There will be a number of lessons to be learned from this unprecedented health crisis -- lessons that, if heeded may result in a better world for all -- not just a few.

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Jo Bloggs

    I would say Argentina seems to have done pretty well in their efforts to control Covid 19. When the dust settles I would say not everyone involved with Covid 19 response in the UK will be happy with the cold debrief.

    It's not as easy as comparing direct numbers though: UK gets almost 40m visitors per year compared with Argentina's 6M, but nonetheless, the Argentina authorities should be feeling pretty good about their numbers.

    As for the Argentine economy- the title of this news thread- well that's another matter.

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    This doesn't bode well...

    Apr 28th, 2020 - 01:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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