Despite the risk posed by the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic, two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the alert more than 30 thousand Argentines they traveled abroad. Some of the destinations most chosen by tourists were Brazil, Chile, Spain, the United States and Mexico, according to official data from the National Directorate of Migrations between March 13 and 19.
The period included by Migrations includes the day the President Alberto Fernández announced from the Olivos residence the social, preventive and mandatory quarantine until March 31, one of the key measures to try to stop the spread of the disease in Argentina.
According to the body led by Florence Carignano Between March 13 and 19, 30,520 tourists traveled outside the country, and he warned that it happened “when in all the countries affected by viral circulation they had already declared measures of movement restriction and quarantine. “
The agency criticized the decision of the tourists and spoke of the importance of the individual responsibilities in containing the expansion of COVID-19. “This puts in focus the individual responsibility of each one of the people who chose to get into a vehicle to cross the country’s borders,” said Migrations.
He recalled that those who come from abroad must comply a 14-day quarantine. “Furthermore, they must be epidemiologically monitored by the national and provincial states, since they are potential transmitters of the virus,” he said. He questioned that many of the tourists who returned from countries with circulation of the coronavirus they violated this measure.
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