vEric Torales Pereyra, the young man with coronavirus that he arrived from the United States and went to his cousin’s 15th party despite the quarantine that he was forced to do, he must continue with house arrest and will be investigated this Tuesday by videoconference. It infected 20 people, among them, his grandfather who died of the disease.
As you could know TN.com.ar, Morón’s federal prosecutor, Santiago Marquevich, charged him with spreading a dangerous disease (article 202 of the Penal Code) in conjunction with wrongful death (article 84) and failing to respect the imposed quarantine order (article 205).
The prosecutor asked for the investigation because Torales would no longer be a carrier of the Covid-19 and all possibility of contagion would have ceased.
Federal judge Néstor Barral set the date of the judicial procedure at the same time as rejected the request for release presented by defense attorney Guillermo Tiscornia.
The 24-year-old returned to the United States on March 13, a day after President Alberto Fernández decreed mandatory quarantine for those returning from a risk zone.
Before boarding the plane in Miami, Eric took a photo with his mask and published it on his social networks. Hours later, Ezeiza’s security cameras registered him walking with the same protection, which shows, at the discretion of Justice, that understood the risks of the pandemic. Despite this, he attended the birthday where there were more than 100 guests.
After the event held in the “Alma de Hornero” room, Torales went to the Belgrano Adventist Clinic, in the City of Buenos Aires, with symptoms of Covid-19: dry cough and 38 degrees of fever. It was isolated and the doctors confirmed that had coronavirus.
The people she infected, including her grandparents, the fifteen-year-old and her mother, were admitted to the Mariano y Luciano de la Vega Hospital and the Mariano Moreno Clinic. Everyone who went to the party had to remain isolated, some, interned in guards.
Although 19 cases were found, the number of those infected and, therefore, the scope and consequences of Torales’ behavior are still not precisely known.
The file already has several tests: copies of the flight tickets of exit and entrance (He left the country on February 25 and traveled by Aerolineas Argentinas), the list of passengers who traveled with him on the return and a detail of who sat near him.
There are also images and videos of the Ezeiza airport, where Torales can be seen moving around with a chinstrap, watch out for the virus It had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11.
He left the terminal in a car embroidered after completing the affidavit that applied to people returning to the country from abroad and being notified that he had to serve a 14-day quarantine.
The researchers infer that, at that time, Torales was aware of at least three issues: who had come from a risk zone and that he should remain isolated; which could be, accordingly, coronavirus carrier and lastly that he knew the high contagion power.
The testimonies collected are also key. Two stand out: a girl said that saw him coughing and others said that they did not want to greet them because, he told them, he had come from a trip. So he preferred to wave. Others saw it “dancing, celebrating and enjoying the party”.
To Marquevich, Torales knew or could imagine that he could spread the virus.
Her grandfather, Luis María Suárez, was admitted on March 24 at the Mariano Moreno Clinic. He died on April 1 at the Mariano Moreno Clinic.
Her grandmother Rosa is also infected. Her cousin and her aunt are included in the list of the infected as well as a woman who would work at the River Plate soccer club. And the payroll can be expanded.
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