A fisheries inspector working on an Argentine Navy ship tested positive for coronavirus, The case was confirmed in the Oceanic Patrol ARA “Bouchard” that is in Mar del Plata. This is a civilian professional who does not belong to the force. He was isolated in a hotel, he is asymptomatic and in good health.
He had boarded the ship at the Mar del Plata Naval Base and had his swapping done preventively. Since the pre-departure quarantine period had not been completed, the crew had complied, the Navy Naval Atlantic Area reported.
Once the result was known, the patrol boat returned to the base in Mar del Plata. The inspector was landed through a strict protocol, to avoid new infections. The crew was quarantined.
The worker was in charge of the Ministry of Health of the municipality of General Pueyrredón, who arranged for his transfer to a central hotel for patients with the disease.
The contagion was detected while the ship was conducting its third sea control patrol since its arrival in the country in February. In one of the operations the boat managed to catch the Chinese fishing vessel Hong Pu 16, which was within the Argentine exclusive economic zone.
Is he second case of COVID-19 that was detected in the spa town in the last 24 hours. The other contagion is that of a private security employee who has mild symptoms and who also remains in isolation in a hotel.
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