With the excuse of launching a plan to further protect older adults, Alberto Fernández talks since past 5pm through the teleconference system with all the governors to begin to agree on the entrance to the second phase of preventive, social and compulsory isolation decreed last Thursday, March 19 and extended until Easter before the advance of the coronavirus in Argentina.
Minutes before 5 in the afternoon, the head of Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and the Buenosairean governor, Axel Kicillof, entered the fifth of Olivos to participate in the virtual meeting in person with the President. Rodríguez Larreta did so accompanied by his Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, who passed the official car of the head of the City meters before flanking the entrance to Calle Villate, and after putting on a chinstrap.
As Buenos Aires officials passed the gate of the villa, the helicopter that transferred to Kicillof landed in the gardens of Olivos.
The head of state wants to reach the weekend, on the eve of the end of the extension of this stage of the quarantine, with the accession of the largest number of sectors of politics and the economy to enter the second phase of isolation, which It will continue in force with the same restrictions for society in general but with the relaxation of a handful of sectors that the Casa Rosada analyzes together with employers and unionism.
Although the opinion of the expert committee, made up of prestigious infectious diseases and epidemiologists, will again be key to the presidential decision.
Yesterday, in dialogue with the channel TN, Fernández had to anticipate that the quarantine “is not going to end.” Is that over the weekend, and after the chaos at the doors of the banks on Friday, the feeling of greater flexibility in isolation had flown over. It is what the Government wants to banish, beyond the pressure of the CGT and the UIA to achieve the opening of various sectors of the economy.
In fact, there are a handful of governors who have already demonstrated in favor of the continuation of the isolation, which was decreed on Thursday, March 19 by the president to try to stop the advance of the pandemic in the country. According to specialists, the decision, for now, had positive effects.
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