Greater border control, in the face of increased Covid-19 cases recorded this week, is being assessed by the Ministry of Health.
The measure is already being considered by the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, who stated, according to Emol, that «we discussed this yesterday with President Sebastián Piñera and we will announce it on Saturday, greater control and estrictez, especially with those travelers who come from Brazil, where we know that there is a new strain that is much more contagious».
In addition, he commented that the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, held a teleconference in which a Brazilian scientist participated, who «gave us information about that strain, so we are developing that and it will be presented this Saturday».
The health portfolio holder added that a similar measure was implemented in Argentina, with a «much stricter closure of borders, also arguing that they have not received the vaccines they should have received, and they are also seeing a second wave.»
«We are not successful in the case of the vaccine, quite the opposite: we want to reinforce the population that even if it is vaccinated with the first dose and we have a successful vaccination campaign, has to maintain health standards, because the battle or campaign against the spread of the virus continues until June 30,» he concluded.