Coronavirus | Santa Fe prohibits entry to those who do not have a negative swab

The Santa Fe government banned non-residents from entering the province if they do not have a negative swab of coronavirus not exceeding 72 hours, while family meetings in Rosario were suspended for 14 days, after noting the existence of “community circulation” in that city.

In all the province, in addition, they will be applied fines of up to 12 thousand pesos those who do not wear a chinstrap or do not follow the protocols to carry out permitted activities.

The announcements were made this Wednesday night by the provincial governor, Omar Perotti, together with the Minister of Health, Sonia Martorano, and the mayor of Rosario, Pablo Javkin.

The decision was made after 49 positive cases of COVID-19 were registered in Santa Fe, 31 of which were reported in Rosario.

After providing the daily report, Martorano indicated that in Rosario “there is community circulation of the virus” since it is not possible to establish in all cases “the epidemiological link” of infections.

Consequently, Perotti announced that For 14 days, family or emotional meetings were suspended in the Rosario Department.

The Secretary of Health of Rosario, Leonardo Curuana, had said that “90% of the cases of contagion” occurred in these meetings.

“We are going to suspend for 14 days the family and emotional meetings, which in some places turned into parties,” said Perotti.

At the same time, the president announced as “general measures” for the entire province “the application of fines for those people who are not using the chinstrap in the corresponding places and those who are not complying with the protocols by which they were authorized to return to activity. “

“They are fines ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 pesos,” Perotti explained.

In the context of the tightening of controls in Santa Fe, which is undergoing phase 5 of social, preventive and mandatory distancing, the governor also announced that non-residents of the province will not be allowed to enter without a negative swab for coronavirus.

“We will continue putting the greatest effort in the care of each one of the santafesinas and santafesinos,” he said during a press conference in Rosario.