A woman had sent her youngest son to school, who had returned three days ago from Italy. It is based on article 205 of the Penal Code
The Puerto Madryn prosecutor’s office initiated an ex officio case to a judicial official for having sent one of her children to school three days after returning from a trip to Italy without informing the authorities or complying with the protocols established before the Coronavirus pandemic .
“He exposed the educational personnel, students and their coworkers to the danger of a potential contagion,” the chief prosecutor of that city of Chubut, Daniel Báez told the Clarín newspaper, and that is why, after learning of the situation, he began a case that is number 70681 and is based on article 205 of the Penal Code which states that “he will be punished with imprisonment from six months to two years for anyone who violates the measures adopted by competent authorities to prevent the introduction or spread of a pandemic.”
The boy had traveled to Italy and after staying a couple of days at home, the minor and his three brothers were sent to school by the mother, who also went to work in the courts of Puerto Madryn, sharing the days with his coworkers. .
As soon as the minor commented at the school that it had only been a few days since he had arrived from Italy, a person alerted the Justice and caused the prosecution to intervene ex officio. Now and after the medical forecasts of the case, both the child and the woman and the rest of the family must comply with the quarantine while the instruction of the cause continues.
What it means to quarantine
Going out to buy what is necessary and fair, avoiding kisses, not going to the movies or the gym and not sharing plates or cutlery are some of the care that people in isolation from the coronavirus have to take, explained infectious medicine doctors.
“The fundamental care is to stay at home if the person came from a risk area. Everything has to be reconciled with reality, we cannot ask for things that cannot be fulfilled,” said Pablo Scapellato, member of the Argentine Society of Infectious Diseases. and doctor at the Santojanni Hospital.
“If you live with another person, do not share a room. Limit contact with people, avoid physical contacts, clean your hands, avoid kisses and visits,” he exemplified.
The infectologist Laura Barcan differentiated between people “at high risk”, who had an infection or were with people who had coronaviruses, and those who come from areas where the virus circulates.
“Those at high risk have to be extremely careful. They cannot leave their homes, inside they must always be more than 1 meter away from their cohabitants, do not share plates or cutlery, and stay in a room with the door closed and with good ventilation, “he said.
“Obviously, they cannot go shopping in places with many people or a restaurant. They can make purchases online or have someone take them away,” he added.
The same applies to people with risk factors, that is, those over 65 years of age, with respiratory or immunosuppressed problems, regardless of whether or not they had contact with possibly infected people.
Of the people who were in countries where the virus circulates, such as Italy or Spain, the doctor recommended that “they can go out and buy what is necessary and fair” and also avoid places where there are many people.
“The truth is that it is a disease in which we are learning many things at the moment, it spreads very quickly, it is a pandemic. We all have to prepare ourselves to live together until this problem is mitigated,” said Scapellato.
The infectologist called for “not to instill fear, to be reasonable and to understand the importance of individual responsibility.”
“The authorities are giving guidelines that are progressive according to the results of the evolution of the virus. If we close everything, the country is stopped and it is not reasonable, it is harmful to many sectors,” he explained.
Barcan pointed out that “we are trying to prevent the virus from circulating but it would be rare if there is no circulation in the community, one tries to delay it as long as possible.”
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