The Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba (center) and Santa Fe (east center), as well as the city of Buenos Aires, reported this Sunday that, in their large population centers, they will continue to not allow the recreational outings that the Government of Alberto Fernández announced last night.
In a joint statement to which Efe had access, the governors of those provinces stated that they have made this decision "in consultation with the national government," which yesterday announced that compulsory social isolation will last until May 10.
"In those large urban agglomerates with viral circulation, one-hour recreational outlets will not be enabled," the document read, signed by two governors of the pro-government Frente de Todos coalition - that of the province of Buenos Aires and that of Santa Fe- and two others from the opposition coalition -City of Buenos Aires and Córdoba-.
Fernández said, in his appearance by lengthening the quarantine, that he would enable "the entire population", without exceptions, to make a daily departure of one hour and within a radius of 500 meters from their homes.
However, the measure generated controversy in the country and for this reason these four jurisdictions discussed the "convenience" of applying the regime of recreational outings.
These are areas where there is community transmission of the coronavirus: the province of Buenos Aires has recorded 1,331 cases since the start of the pandemic, Buenos Aires has had 1,007, Córdoba 273 and Santa Fe has registered 242.
Of course, in smaller towns the recreational outings arranged by the Argentine Executive will be allowed, although consulting with their municipalities.
"In those locations with low population density and little or no viral circulation, recreational outlets will be allowed under conditions that are agreed with the municipal authorities," they said.
The governorates were left open to see how the rate of contagion is evolving in their large cities and if it develops favorably, "the different alternatives that could enable the provision of some type of leisure outlets with restricted modalities will be evaluated."
112 NEW CONTACTS AND 7 MORE DECAYS
The Ministry of Health reported in its evening report 112 new cases of COVID-19 this Sunday, so Argentina has registered 3,892 cases since the virus arrived in the country.
In the past 24 hours, seven more people died from the disease, and the total number reaches 192 deaths.
Two Argentine provinces, Formosa and Catamarca (north), continue without presenting cases, while others have had less than 15 positives.
DEPARTURES BEFORE 20 HOURS
By means of the Decree of Necessity and Urgency published by the Government this Sunday, it is specified that the recreational exits, in the places where they are enabled, may be carried out "during the day and before 20 hours."
Neighbors will not be able to use public transport or their vehicles and must maintain a physical distance "not less than two meters".
Minors up to 12 years old must leave accompanied by an adult relative.
The Government also stressed that it is up to each jurisdiction to determine "one or a few days to exercise" that right to go out in a recreational way, limit it and even suspend it to protect public health.