China began easing coronavirus restrictions after a long time carrying out the “zero covid” policy. This decision unleashed a wave of infections in the Asian country and concern transcended borders.
This caused countries like the United States, Italy, France and the United Kingdom to adopt measures related to the entry of travelers. In addition, the European Commission plans to meet in the coming days so that the restrictions imposed are coordinated.
Given this imposition of restrictions to control coronavirus infections and prevent their further spread, one of the questions that surrounds is What will Argentina do in this situation?.
Argentina’s decision before COVID-19
Sources from the Ministry of Health indicated that new measures are not being evaluated “nor is it stipulated to do so in the coming days.”
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When the covid-19 pandemic broke out, Argentina kept air traffic closed for six months and flights were only gradually enabled as of October 2020 on the condition that travelers present a negative coronavirus test. This measure was maintained until January of this year.
What could happen?
The determination that the Ministry of Health could take to prevent the spread of coronavirus cases could be the Requirement for negative COVID-19 tests to all tourists entering the country from flights from China. However, at the moment they are not considering taking any action.
Contagions stabilized, but deaths increased
The Ministry of Health confirmed 61,903 new infections in Argentina during the last week, which means a decrease of 0.5% compared to the previous seven days where 62,261 cases were registered. Added to this, 44 deaths were reported12% more than the 39 deaths reported last Sunday.
In this way, the number of deaths nationwide since the start of the pandemic amounts to 130,124, making Argentina the 14th nation with the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 according to the site Worldometers. For his part, son 9.891.139 those infected since March 2020, which places the country as the 15th with the most infections globally.
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Of the 61,903 infections, around 36,000 correspond to the area of the City and the Province of Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires, 26,600 cases were registered, which makes it the jurisdiction with the highest number of cases this week. Meanwhile, in the capital of Buenos Aires there were 9,677 confirmed.
Regarding those who died from Covid, 20 correspond to Buenos Aires, indicating that it was the place with the highest number of deaths in the country during the last week. It is followed by Santa Fe with five fatalities and then Entre Ríos and CABA with four deaths each. Three deaths were also reported in Río Negro; another two in Tierra del Fuego and Chaco, as well as one in Neuquén, Salta, San Luis and Tucumán.
After seven consecutive weeks, it is the first report that reflects a decrease in infections. However, where there was an increase was in the number of patients admitted to intensive care units (UTI). With 411 people in intensive care, there was an increase of 20% compared to the 342 admitted the previous week.
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