Coronavirus in Argentina | The Buenos Aires Minister of Health: “No one can say precisely when the peak of infections will be”


Buenos Aires Health Minister Fernán Quirós referred this Friday to the increase in cases of coronavirus in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) and stated that “no one can accurately tell when the peak will be

In the previous announcement of the new quarantine, which will be strict to prevent the movement of people, the official said that the Nation, the City and the Province agreed to establish “a higher level of restriction, with a defined start and end

It is expected that this Friday at 13, the president Alberto Fernández, together with the head of the Buenos Aires Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and the governor Axel Kicillof communicate the details of this new phase of isolation. “We were able to find a common strategy for AMBA,” Quirós said in this regard.

The head of the Buenos Aires Health portfolio was concerned about the level of infections in the region and maintained that “more effort is needed” for lower reproducibility index (R) of the illness.

“As long as the R is greater than 1, it means that tomorrow we will have more daily cases than yesterday. The data for the next three weeks will be decisive in how we continue,” said Quirós.

In that section of his presentation, he said that “the peak will pass when the R index is below 1 “. The City presents a contagion rate of 1.1 these days. “We are relatively close to getting there, but we have not done it yet. We need to make one more effort to bring it down.”

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