Uruguay's Group of Honorary Advisers to the Presidency in matters regarding the anti-covid-19 fight, known as GACH was dissolved Wednesday after a meeting with President Luis Lacalle Pou at the Executive Tower in Montevideo.
The information check unit of French international news agency AFP Friday announced it had detected a statement by Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou that 24.5 of the 27 sanitary measures recommended by his honorary scientific advising committee known as GACH was not accurate.
The Government of Uruguay Thursday decided to extend the current measures regarding restrictions to the circulation of people for yet another week in a move to curb the unstoppable number of covid-19 cases.
The group of advisers to Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou in covid-19 matters, commonly known as GACH (Honorary Scientific Advisory Group), was highly acclaimed by the Nature magazine.
Uruguay is very concerned, and threatened, by the situation in the city of Rivera, bordering the Brazilian city of Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul state, where the number of infections is alarming and continues to grow, while the Intensive Care Centers in the capital Porto Alegre are saturated.
Uruguay announced it will regulate the constitutional right to assembly when a sanitary emergency, lockdown access to the country from 21 December to 10 January, limit the number of passengers in long range transport, and have government staff take their annual vacation and those remaining, unless essential personnel, will work from their homes.