After six in the afternoon, and after a day of long deliberations with their closest officials, Alberto Fernández I was finishing in Olivos the details of the extent of social, preventive and compulsory isolation It will be extended until May 10 with differences between the interior of the country and the metropolitan area. Is that according to the report this morning, This area concentrated almost 60% of the positive cases of COVID-19 in the entire country, with a considerable rise in the last week.
Minutes after 6:30 in the afternoon, the minister Ginés González García entered the fifth presidencyl. Inside, the President, the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the secretaries Julio Vitobello, Gustavo Béliz, Vilma Ibarra and Juan Pablo Biondi They analyzed the last details of the announcement of the extension of the quarantine that it was delayed until the late afternoon and whose format was not yet defined.
According to Infobae, in addition to the flexibility under strict sanitary protocols of some activities that could be enabled from this Monday in the provinces with low circulation of the virus –the Casa Rosada gave the green light in the week to the opening of some items in nine provinces-, one of the main points of discussion within the Government passed in these hours by the possibility of taking a few hours of outdoor recreation for minors.
In the City and Greater Buenos Aires, however, the measure would not currently have an echo to prevent the spread of the virus. According to the Buenos Aires health authorities, the peak of infections is expected from the second half of May.
This afternoon, in fact, all the governors and the head of the City they produced a joint request in support of the sanitary measures taken by the President, which have been going on for more than a month, intended to flatten the contagion curve of the virus: the first decree signed by Fernández was on Thursday, March 19.
This week, Governors of the ruling party and the opposition They supported the continuity of social, preventive and compulsory isolation that expires on Sunday, and which will lead to a “focused” quarantine phase with the release of some productive activities and services in some provinces.
“We argue that despite five days without positive cases, and with 27 recovered, this is thanks to the quarantine and therefore it must continue“Wrote the governor of Mendoza, the radical Rodolfo Suárez, on his Twitter account.
After the video conference of more than three hours that President Alberto Fernández led from Olivos, the radical Jujeño Gerardo Morales He pointed out: “We support the extension of the quarantine in a country that shows its differences with areas with local circulation of the virus, other more complicated ones, and green areas such as Jujuy, which we have been without new cases of coronavirus for three weeks.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Corrientes, Gustavo Valdes, stressed that there was a dialogue “on the state of the country” and “the measures to be carried out in relation to Covid-19 were analyzed.”
The president of Río Negro, Arabela Carreras, He stated on Twitter that they are clear that “the situation will become more difficult and we must face it together” because “it is the only way”.
For his part, the Governor of Entre Ríos, Gustavo Bordet, endorsed “the continuity of the administered isolation” to avoid contagion of coronavirus in the country, and called for a “joint effort” and “responsibility” to continue the fight against the pandemic.
The tucumano Juan Manzur He also spoke in favor of expanding social and preventive isolation: “The measures that have been taken are correct and we must continue in this same direction. Argentina showed the world that a managed quarantine is very positive. “
In turn, the governor of Chubut also spoke in favor, Mariano Arcioni; that of Neuquén, Omar Gutiérrez; the one from Catamarca, Raúl Jalil; the one from La Pampa, Sergio Ziliotto; and that of San Juan, Sergio Uñac, among others.