Argentina adopts curfew and tries to curb escalation of cases in the region – international

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BUENOS AIRES – The Argentine government announced 7 on Wednesday, in response to an increase in the number of stringent restrictive measures, including curfews Kovid infection in country. In the week that Latin america Reaching 800,000 deaths, with vaccination progressing disproportionately, isolation is being hardened to prevent epidemics in other countries of the region as well.

On Wednesday, Argentina set a new daily record of 22,000 new cases of Kovid. By far, the most infections were recorded on October 21: 18,300. Argentina According to Johns Hopkins University, it is the 15th country in the world to rank 13th with the highest number of cases (2.4 million) and highest number of deaths (56,000).

Latin America is the region in the world where Kovid dies the most. On Tuesday, 44% of the world’s deaths occurred in the region – one-third of them in Brazil. In Argentina, a new wave of infection took over the president, Alberto Fernandez, Which, after the diagnosis of Kovid, recovers to implement difficult measures.

On Wednesday, it recorded a ten-minute video message announcing the curfew between Thursday midnight to 6 am, until 8 April, 30 April. In addition to the measures, the closure of bars and restaurants at 11 pm, the prohibition of outdoor meetings in public places, the practice of sports with more than 20 people and in closed spaces – Fernandes, however, according to the government issued football. , Because it is practiced in an open space.

On ColombiaAbout 8 million residents of Bogota will be subject to rigorous imprisonment this Saturday in the face of an increase in the case. Clodia Lopez said, “The third wave has started, there will be a third peak, but it depends on our behavior so that we can control its effects”.

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In Chile, at the same time as vaccination is advancing rapidly, the number of cases is increasing and the Senate has approved a five-week adjournment of the election of mayors, governors and constituents scheduled for Sunday.

In Brazil, the region most affected, some states have taken restrictive measures in recent weeks to try to prevent the collapse of the health system. On Tuesday, the country recorded a record 4,211 deaths from the disease in 24 hours.

Dead end

Buenos Aires province governor Axel Kissilof supports the federal government’s restrictive measures, but the mayor of the Argentine capital, led by Horacio Rodríguez Laretta, agrees to even more difficult measures. Argentina’s Health Minister Fernán Quiros said the next “three or four weeks” would be crucial to overcoming the new Kovid outbreak.

Province of Buenos Aires Focuses on half of the newly registered cases and the largest number of infected since the onset of the epidemic: more than 10 thousand. The data is corroborated by what Fernandez said on Twitter on Saturday. According to him, the coordinated work between the governments of the capital, Buenos Aires province and the national government is “unavoidable”, as the cases are first concentrated in the metropolitan area of ​​Buenos Aires and then spread to the interior.

Vaccination

In a meeting on Tuesday, the right hand side of the provincial governor of Buenos Aires, Carlos Bianco, and the provincial deputy minister of health, Nicholas Kreplak, proposed a package of strict measures for two weeks, including a ban on nighttime activities. , Less transportation and recreational activities. According to the plan, during this period, 2.25 million people belong to the risk group.

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Part of the mistrust of the Buenos Aires city government regarding the federal government includes criticism of the slowness in the vaccination process in the country. According to Our World in Data, Argentina applied 4.4 million vaccines against the new coronovirus, with only 692 thousand people receiving both doses. The total number is equivalent to 9.74 doses per 100 inhabitants, slightly higher than the world average (8.90), but lower than Brazil (10.75), Uruguay (24.95) and Chile (59.13). / Afp

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