What will the new stage of quarantine be like at the AMBA

Through a recorded announcement, Alberto Fernández will give details of the new stage that will begin on July 1. What will happen to transport and shops?

The Government announces this Friday the next stage of quarantine, which will begin on June 29, after the postponement that took place on Thursday in order to “define implementation issues” to “greater restrictions” that will be applied in mobility, amid differences and tensions between Nation, City and Province.

What is clear is that the announcement will be recorded around noon and the strict quarantine will begin on Wednesday, July 1: from that day the new DNU will take effect. The intention is that between Monday and Tuesday of next week to raise awareness about the implementation of the new-old measures.

However, the transport restrictions will start from next Monday. The Governor wanted them to be implemented as soon as possible.

However, the President asked for prudence in the leaks of the transcendents until this Friday to avoid inciting moodiness and anxiety of the society.

Official sources indicated that during the meeting that the president Alberto Fernández on the eve held with the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, and the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, it was defined “to return to a strict quarantine” in the AMBA.

During the meeting, which was held in the Olivos residence for almost three hours, they agreed that during the new phase of the quarantine “only essential local businesses and banks remain open” in the Metropolitan area.

The measures to be announced by the President have been finished. “Greater restrictions are coming”, sources close to the participants of the meeting pointed out.

In that sense, Fernández, Rodríguez Larreta and Kicillof They agreed that the shops that will remain open from next week will only be essential -that is, supermarkets, warehouses and pharmacies, among others-, that outdoor activity in the City will no longer be allowed, that minors can Going out on weekends, like now, and that there will be very strong restrictions on public transport, reserved only for essential workers, such as health or security personnel.

Through a official statementThe Presidency affirmed that “the three jurisdictions have agreed to advance in greater restrictions on mobility that allow a strong decrease in circulation.”

Regarding “the next phase of quarantine, the government He stated that it requires “details given the delicate situation we are experiencing and the conditions imposed by the virulence of the disease.”

“The President, the Governor and the Head of Government of the City are committed to reach the best solutions understanding that the citizens have made a great effort these months to achieve the objectives. We need to reinforce the responsibility that the public has had so far to continue taking care of each other, “emphasized the Executive.

Alberto Fernández, Rodríguez Larreta and Axel Kicillof met again to define the next steps of compulsory isolation

In tune, the national government clarified that “the decision that has been reached is based on the evolution of the epidemiological situation in AMBA, both in the multiplication of cases and in the contagiousness of the virus. ”

Finally, the sources consulted stated that “they will apply greater restrictions on the use of public transport“, but they denied that the route of buses between the City and Greater Buenos Aires is restricted.

What will happen to transportation

One of the points of greatest debate was about the limitations in the public transport of buses and trains, since to the greater controls – they had relaxed in recent weeks – the discussion on what activities will be considered essential starting next week.

Therefore, it is almost a fact that the use of transport will be limited only to essential workers who were able to use trains, subways and buses when isolation was first decreed, the March 20 last, although now we must add bank workers.

In this sense, the Government trusts that by closing shops again, review permits and recategorize essential workers, demand will inevitably drop.

However, the fear of Pink House is that cutting transportation between both jurisdictions would jeopardize the transfer of, for example, the sick and the police.

Public transport is one of the points of greatest concern

Public transport is one of the points of greatest concern

80% of the agents of the City Police they reside in Greater Buenos Aires. Less than 20% of passengers go from one jurisdiction to another. And a good part of the million people who, according to official statistics, move in the Metropolitan Area, do so within Greater Buenos Aires: some 700,000 passengers.

In addition, the trains present serious deficiencies in the control in the stations of some conglomerates of the Greater Buenos Aires. And there are bus companies that are beginning to show the consequences of the crisis with infected drivers. In addition, between 25% and 30% of UTA staff are licensed for being within risk groups.

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