The mayors of the communes affected by the total quarantine announced by the Minister of Health, Jaime Mañalich, reacted to these measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the Metropolitan region.
In this regard, the mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, said through his Twitter account that «quarantine goes on the right line. We were asking for it. We all have to take care of this pandemic and stay in the house.»
He subsequently responded to the doubts that have arisen in the neighbors due to this quarantine. «I know you have a lot of questions that we’re going to answer them alongside the authority precisely. The basic services of the municipality will continue to function. Like Citizen Security,» he said. He also added that supply in the commune is «insured.»
Meanwhile, the mayor of Providence, Evelyn Matthei added that «for the next few hours we will get to know in detail how this mandatory quarantine will work. We don’t know all the details yet.»
«As we get to know the details, we’ll upload them to our website,» he said through his Twitter.
The mayor of Independence, Gonzalo Durán, added that minutes before the revelation of this measure, was informed by the Minister of the Interior, Gonzalo Blumel, so «we have already set out immediately to translate these measures into more precise instructions for all you.»
His vitacura peer, Raúl Torrealba confirmed in interview with Radio Sonar that he has no certainties about the quarantine that his commune. «I don’t have any more information. I know the same thing as you, » he said.
On the decision to close the eastern part of Santiago «it was like pedrito and the wolf. The wolf’s here and we’ve got to get ready.»
Cristóbal Lira, of Lo Barnechea, added on his Twitter account that «when we have more details of the implications, I will inform them.»