Coronavirus in Argentina: there are 25 positive cases in a religious house in Almagro


25 contagions of coronavirus in the Zatti religious house in Almagro, with 13 religious and 12 workers who tested positive. The residence is part of a religious and educational complex of the Salesians that includes the parish of San Carlos, where he was baptized Jorge bergoglio. Three of those infected have symptoms.

The chain of contagions occurred from an employee who had the virus, and the authorities decided to swab all the religious and employees after the woman tested positive.

As a preventive measure, the pastoral and social tasks of the parish were suspended, since some of the religious who live in the residence do tasks in the temple. Among the activities that had to be interrupted is food assistance to homeless people.

The Zatti house is part of a religious and educational complex of the Salesians that includes the San Carlos parish and the San Francisco de Sales school. It is located in Almagro, in Yapeyú at 100.

The case of the nursing home with infections

On Wednesday, another outbreak of COVID-19 occurred in the City at the Del Arce geriatric in Villa Urquiza, which caused the death of seven older adults and 45 infections, 30 residents and 15 center workers.

The relatives of the victims said in TN that there was “negligence” by the authorities and that social distancing was not respected. The owner of the nursing home Flavio Asch denied the accusations and assured that the protocol was followed.