Villa Azul, the neighborhood located in the quilmes and Avellaneda parties in the Province of Buenos Aires, ended after 14 days its community isolation to contain the coronavirus outbreaks and begins the phase of focused isolation. Axel Kicillof, Governor bonaerense, posted on Twitter: «From today Villa Azul begins a new phase. I want to thank the neighbors who voluntarily agreed to this isolation by achieving epidemiological improvements»The new phase in the Villa Azul neighborhood began at 6 a.m., as announced over the weekend, following a meeting of the Emergency Operational Committee (CEO) of Villa Azul. Yesterday, also through Twitter, the mayor of Quilmes, Mayra Mendoza, joined the announcement after touring during the weekend the neighborhood comprising its municipality and that of Avellaneda.Last Saturday, the COE of Villa Azul had decided to move to this second instance of isolation, in a meeting where in addition to Mendoza were the quartermaster of Avellaneda , Jorge Ferraresi; Ministers Sergio Berni (Security) and Andrés Larroque (Community Development); and Deputy Minister Nicolas Kreplak (Health). It was noted that, in recent days, the daily positive cases «dropped» and that «the trend marks that the contagion curve persists downwards, the basis by which this decision was made.» Had this extreme measure not been taken, the outbreak of contagion that the neighborhood had after an unauthorized football tournament; people with Covid-19 positive would have generated a focus of overflowing dimensions,» they said from the COE. However, people who have a confirmed case that are doing home insulation or close contacts who are under sanitary isolation cannot leave their homes in any way. Thus, the new phase of isolation includes: monitoring and monitoring of home health isolation to cases left in the neighborhood and close contacts (of these cases and those who are housed at the National University of Quilmes) and food assistance for families who are close contacts for 14 days from the last contact with the patient who was positive of coronavirus. This new stage also includes making movement within the neighbourhood and outwards more flexible under the current rules of mandatory preventive social isolation, with the exception of cases and close contacts, which have to remain in their homes. Those who are essential workers and under strict health and safety control may enter and leave the neighbourhood; Primary care will be resumed at Primary Health Care Centres (CAPS) and a mobile unit will be left taking samples in the face of suspected cases in the CAPS of Quilmes.At the same time, police presence will be continued to ensure compliance with social, preventive and mandatory isolation and ward access posts will be established.
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