Coronavirus in Argentina: there will be fines in the City for those who do not use homemade chinstraps

From next Wednesday in the City it will be required the use of homemade chinstraps, to contain the progress of coronavirus. The measure was ordered by decree by the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and will govern in public offices, commercial premises and means of transportation. He explained at a press conference that there will be fines of $ 10,000 to $ 80,000 for those who do not comply with the resolution, while in stores the sanctions can reach closure and disqualification. He clarified that only the health personnel You can use the N95s, which are professional.

In line with the national government, he assured that they will be stricter with controls for ensure compliance of the quarantine and spoke of the need for people to remain in their homes, especially older adults. He explained that one of the City’s plans is that volunteers do the shopping for them, to preserve them from potential contagion taking into account that they are part of the risk group. Clarified that you are not going to be able to run or exercise.

He advanced that the fines for not using homemade chinstrap from next Wednesday will be between 500 to 3700 fixed units, which means that they range from $ 10,000 to $ 80,000. He said that people who enter a business must use this protection, and that in cases where the measure is breached in stores, the sanctions can lead to closure or disqualification. He clarified that professionals, N95, will be reserved for doctors.

He spoke of the need to use homemade chinstraps because they found that two out of three people who get contagious they have no symptoms. “There are people who are on the street and are spreading without knowing it,” he warned. He indicated that they recommend its use in other areas that are not specified in the decree.

Buenos Aires Health Minister Fernán Quirós explained that they recommend the use of home-made devices and indicated how they should be placed and removed. “The procedure of placement and removed. I see that people permanently put on their masks with their hands and touch their faces. The most important thing is to remove it from the ears and do not touch the inside. It cannot be used every day. Then you have to throw it away and use a new one, “he said.

Regarding the quarantine, Rodríguez Larreta said that the restrictions will not be relaxed and that public space cannot be used for physical activity. “I want to confirm that you can’t go running, in a city with the density of Buenos Aires. It is impossible to control. That is more valid for inland cities. We are going to be very strict, “he said.

The decree establishing the mandatory use of chinstraps

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