After the 17 days of the new strict quarantine in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), Governor Axel Kicillof highlighted the work of bonaerenses citizens, while stressing the importance of closing activities to continue sourcing in health matters. On the other hand, it confirmed that from Monday 20 July there will be a new intermittent quarantine, which will have openings in different sectors gradually in the first week. Still, he confirmed that in the event of cases, the measures on the first laces of Greater Buenos Aires will turn back.” The world is going through the worst moments of coronavirus in terms of contagion, 250,000 cases per day were counted in the world and it was record. We’re in the middle of the epicenter of the pandemic, there are 14 million cases and 600,000 dead. You can’t live in a hoax, this is the real situation,” Kicillof said.
“The crisis is getting long and everyone wonders whether efforts work or not. Argentina had a quick action and that saved lives, avoided deaths. What must be seen is how many lives were saved, which was also given thanks to the unity of all those who have responsibility for government, the 24 governors and the 135 mayors, officers and opponents. At this time it was understood that General Paz is not a border, it is an avenue,” he said. In the specific cases of the Province of Buenos Aires, the representative remarked that the progress of cases occurs on time in the vicinity of the City of Buenos Aires. “Today we have 100 municipalities that has 1 infected every 2,000 inhabitants, but as we approach the densely populated areas, we have a third cordon, where there is 1 case every 400, the second cord, 1 case every 260 and the first cordon, 1 case every 200 people. The City, 1 case every 75”.
“In those 100 municipalities there is a 5-phase scheme, those phases mean more openings. We have 65 municipalities in phase 5 and we are managing that with the quartermasters, but Greater Buenos Aires has a different situation. We are ending 17 days of tougher isolation today and the goals were achieved,” he said. In this regard, it confirmed that intensive care beds were increased to 4,100, with 1,400 more being since the beginning of the pandemic. “That’s why today the system is not saturated,” he said, adding that the number of testing, detection capacity and isolation beds have increased, while Technopolis was enabled as a health center.” We’re increasing our plasma production. 202 patients have already donated plasma and treated 339 patients with very hopeful results. Donate plasma, donate plasma that is something that takes 10 minutes, with a whole hour, and serves to save lives. We need to keep working on this,” he said, and he was very critical of the situation of minimizing the effects of the pandemic.
“It is not true that humanity is beating the virus, we are not beating it. Coronavirus kills people and we don’t know how to kill the coronavirus. We have no vaccine, we have no proven treatment in effectiveness and we have no remedy. All there is are personal care measures and quarantines,” he said. Finally, he referred to the new actions in the Province of Buenos Aires. “Let’s move on to intermittent quarantine. We are able, in a stepwise way, to return to the previous stage, a stage that we will be able to sustain as they do not increase contagion again.” Gradually return, first on Monday (July 20) to the opening of companies with strict protocols, with their own transport. On Wednesday (July 22) we will return exclusively to the neighborhood shops and next Monday (July 27) to the permitted professional activities,” the representative said, who will expand the details at a press conference at 18.” We are learning to live with the virus and our will is for this to end. Back on the road to getting Argentina up and running on the PBA, but the decisions we make depend on the data and situations we are experiencing. I’m going to ask you for a lot more collective responsibility. We have to keep taking care of each other,” he closed.