Argentina will go into strict lockdown beginning this weekend, for the first time this season after more than 35,000 coronavirus infections were reported for its third consecutive day and the death toll jumped.
The steps will continue from Saturday until May 31, and will restrict circulation and suspend social, company, educational, religious and sporting activities. Workers with essential jobs will be exempt from the measures.
“We’re living the worst moment as the pandemic began,” President Alberto Fernandez stated in a message broadcast from the national TV channel on Thursday. “We’re seeing the highest numbers of deaths and cases. We have to take this crucial situation seriously and not naturalise as much tragedy”
At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Argentina imposed among the greatest quarantines between March and July, when it began to ease the restrictions. The negative impacts of the lockdown in the market and federal mood left the government with little room to move today, however, the combo of few vaccine doses and more contagious variants of this virus has set Argentina’s health industry on the point of collapse.
The subsequent days saw comparable high disease prices.