Coronavirus | Fines of up to $ 133 thousand for leaving home without a chinstrap in La Plata


The mayor of La Plata, Julio Garro, ordered that the use of a chinstrap, even if it is homemade, be mandatory in the city of Las Diagonales to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

“Neighbors: I decreed the mandatory use of a chinstrap, mask, face shield or face mask and nose throughout the Partido de La Plata. This does not mean that you can move freely. The measure reaches only those authorized to circulate by the National State, “he announced.

The communal chief asked the people of La Plata to continue respecting “social, preventive and compulsory isolation” and, in case it is necessary to go out, he stressed: “Please remember the most important thing: #QuedateEnCasa. And from today If for some reason – justified – you have to go out, use a face protection mask

What the mayor did not say is that those who do not use protection in the mouth or nose may be punished with fines of up to $ 133 thousand in the capital of the province of Buenos Aires.

The chinstrap, whether homemade or industrial, will be compulsory use from this Tuesday on the streets of La Plata, shops, public entities and public transport, which includes taxis.

He decree 460/2020 Stable fines of between 10 to 500 modules for that person who does not use the mask in the mentioned public spaces. One module equals $ 266. Therefore, the highest fine for not complying with the decree can go up to $ 133,000. Also contemplates arrest of up to 30 days.