Coronavirus | The hotline to report violators of quarantine received 2400 calls on its first day


The free telephone line 134, enabled by the national government to denounce people who violate the coronavirus quarantine, received 2400 calls on its first day of operation, of which 130 cases are investigated.

The idea is that through this initiative people get involved and alert on those citizens who arrived from any of the risk countries (all of Europe, the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Brazil and Chile) and do not do the mandatory 14-day quarantine decreed by President Alberto Fernández.

The difference between the calls received and the cases to investigate occurred because they check whether the complaints are credible, but also many of the calls were to ask for guidance: people dialed that number instead of calling 107.

This Tuesday, the service debuted with 130 real complaints after calls will be crossed with databases of the Ministry of Health and Migrations. In these cases, the security forces are immediately deployed to verify.

“Line 134 already existed and what we did was enable it with a specific protocol to be able to receive complaints throughout the national territory and activate federal forces to go to the homes of the accused“explained the Minister of National Security, Sabina Frederic, to Radio with you.

The minister remarked that “the objective is for those who have to comply with the quarantine to stay indoors”, and those who “do not have to complete essential tasks and work from home”.

“It is essential that people become aware that their behavior affects the health of others“emphasized Frederic, who also stressed that the authorities will be” inflexible “in this type of situation.