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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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President Alberto Fernández loosened some restrictions, saying Argentines would be allowed to take short walks outside their homes during the day. President Alberto Fernández loosened some restrictions, saying Argentines would be allowed to take short walks outside their homes during the day.

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.

“We have come a long way and have met some of the objectives we initially set for ourselves, but that does not mean that we have resolved the issue,” Fernández said in a televised address.

Fernández loosened some restrictions, however, saying Argentines would be allowed to take short walks outside their homes during the day.

Provincial governors will also be allowed to issue exceptions to isolation measures provided certain sanitary conditions are met, he said.

“We continue in the midst of a pandemic that is ravaging the globe but which, in Argentina, has not been as harmful as in other parts of the world,” he said. Argentina has recorded 3,892 coronavirus cases with 192 deaths, a modest tally compared with neighbors Peru, Chile and Brazil.

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  • 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 +2
  • imoyaro

    Gee, Kamerad/Komrade Rique, what went wrong?

    Apr 27th, 2020 - 08:37 am 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 0
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