Coronavirus: how to live “community isolation” in Barrio 31 de Retiro

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Barrio 31, where more than 40,000 people live, is one of the examples of “community quarantines”, where people do not stay at home but do circulate. Everything, meters from the Retiro station.

TN He toured the place to learn from the neighbors’ own testimony how they cope with the isolation decreed by the Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Many reported that they do not receive the Emergency Family Income (IFE) of $ 10,000 that the Government to supply part of the money that millions of families stopped receiving for the economic stand.

“Many people do not have enough to eat and want to go out looking for work because they are desperate. They go to the dining rooms to ask for people,” said a man from Barrio 31.

Barrio 31 in Retiro, where what is called “community quarantine” occurs. (Photo: Captura TN)

A woman, for her part, pointed out that she has two daughters with dengue: “I try to comply with everything but the truth is that here they are killing us, we must be putting repellent on them. Here, the doctors, if it is not a coronavirus, do not attract their attention.”

Elsa’s story

The woman lives with her children and grandchildren in the same house: there are a total of 12 people. The only household income is hers, who is a pensioner.

Her children carton but now they can’t because they don’t have anywhere to sell it. For this reason, to feed themselves they go to a dining room in the neighborhood every day.

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