President Alberto Fernández established in the decree that residents may not use public transport or use the car, among other measures
Finally, the DNU that establishes recreational outings was known. The most outstanding points of this decree establish that there will be a fixed schedule and leave its implementation to the discretion of each jurisdiction.
In addition to extending the social, preventive and compulsory isolation until May 10 to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the text provides in article 8 that “people who must comply with ‘social, preventive and compulsory isolation’ may carry out a brief recreation outlet, for the benefit of health and psycho-physical well-being, without leaving more than five hundred (500) meters from his residence, with a maximum duration of sixty (60) minutes. ”
The key point of the DNU is that it is specified that the outputs they must be carried out “during the day and before 8 pm”.
In addition, the norm specifies that to meet this objective, residents may not use public or vehicular transport and must always maintain a physical distance between pedestrians “not less than two meters, except in the case of boys and girls up to 12 years of age” They must be accompanied by a major who lives at the same address.
The text clarifies that “In no case may agglomerations or meetings be held and the general instructions of the health authority must be complied with. “
And, in another paragraph, they also recommend the use of covers mouth, nose and chin or homemade chinstrap.
Finally, this article specifies that the authorities of each jurisdiction will regulate these exits and “in attention to the epidemiological conditions and the risk assessment in the different departments or parties of the jurisdiction in their charge, they may even determine one or a few days to exercise this right, limit its duration and, eventually, suspend it in order to protect public health. “
First: operating protocols
The decree also establishes that in the jurisdictions in which exceptions are established, “it shall be implemented, in advance, an operating protocol that complies with national and local health and safety recommendations and instructions. “
And the teaching of face-to-face classes should not be enabled at all levels and modalities; public and private events (social, cultural, recreational, sports, religious and others); shopping malls, cinemas, theaters, cultural centers, libraries, museums, restaurants, bars, gyms, clubs and any public or private space, and tourist activities, parks, squares and the like.
The jurisdictions that have exceptions must carry out, jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Nation, monitoring the evolution of the epidemiological and health situation, and they must deliver a monitoring report weekly. In addition, the Chief of Staff may cease exceptions to those who do not comply with the delivery of the report or when the health authority recommends it.
The decree, according to Infobae, establishes the continuity of licenses for workers over 60 years of age, pregnant women or people included in risk groups and for those whose presence in the home is essential for childcare, girls or teenagers.
The President’s announcement about “phase 3”
On Saturday night, Fernández said that now “we are entering the third stage” of isolation, in which the administration of the quarantine is left in the hands of the provincial governments, without the National Government neglecting it.
Specifically, the Government determined that the quarantine will be administered based on the size of each urban agglomerate, according to the following scale:
The urban agglomerates of:
–More than 500,000 inhabitants: the isolation continues as today, until May 10. The only change is that you can go out for 1 hour per day, within a radius of 500 meters.
–Less than 500,000 inhabitants: may be exempt from isolation to the extent that the following conditions are met:
1. The doubling time of cases cannot be less than 15 days.
2. The health system must be able to meet potential demand.
3. Positive evaluation of population density and vulnerability of the area.
4. The percentage of the population involved in the activities to be enabled cannot exceed 50%.
5. The area cannot have community transmission.
As Fernández explained, the provinces They will have “an obligation to keep the National Government permanently informed.”
Going deeper, the head of state affirmed that “there is a risk in large urban centers such as Rosario, Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Resistencia and Ushuaia”, and said that “large conglomerates are a unique issue because much of the epidemic is concentrated .
“We went from strict isolation to a second moment with managed isolation and now this third stage begins,” in which “we leave it up to the provincial authorities to manage what activities can be opened,” Fernández said in a message from Olivos, in the one who announced that “we are going to allow up to half of the population to mobilize.”
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