The Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, announced this Friday the beginning of a new stage, called “protection of progress”, until the October 1, which will continue after that date with new openings throughout the country if the decline in coronavirus cases continues.
“The President was very clear. There is a new stage in the management of the pandemic resulting from vaccination and that allows reformulate epidemiological parameters with whom we have been working up to here ”, Cafiero explained at a press conference at Casa Rosada.
Assured that it will be signed a new DNU which will be in force until October 1, after “ten consecutive weeks of decline in cases and eight consecutive weeks of decline in deaths and bed occupancy.”
He also announced that starting this Saturday the daily quota of people is increased to 1,700 who can enter Argentina from abroad, a figure that was currently in the order of 1000 per day.
For his part, Vizzotti explained that during this stage the “Epidemiological traffic light”, But he clarified that for the alarm zones, “nine-day measures will now be taken from beginning to end, aimed at reducing traffic, nighttime and momentary suspension of massive events.”
Parameters to define epidemiological and health alarm situations.
Epidemiological and sanitary alarm situations will be considered in urban agglomerates of more than 300,000 inhabitants, those in which:
Total bed occupancy of intensive care is higher than 80 percent.
The percentage change in the number of patients admitted to the ICU for COVID-19 in the last seven days, compared to the previous seven days is greater than 20 percent.
The individual care measures such as the minimum distance of 2 meters between people, the use of face masks, adequate and constant ventilation of the rooms, and frequent hand hygiene.
Activities allowed throughout the national territory
In closed spaces:
The practice of sports, social, cultural, recreational and religious events; and the activities carried out in cinemas, theaters, clubs, gastronomic places, cultural centers, gyms, casinos and bingo halls, with a capacity of 70 percent.
Attendance at day centers and clubs for the elderly with a capacity of 70 percent whose attendees have the complete vaccination scheme against COVID-19, and 14 days have elapsed since then.
The social gatherings in private homes up to 20 people.
Retired with the complete vaccination schedule they will be able to meet.
In open spaces:
The realization of excursions and tourist activities in accordance with the protocols and regulations in force, which are carried out exclusively in transports that allow adequate external ventilation to be maintained in a constant and cross way.
Meetings and activities in public spaces of up to 100 people.
The jurisdictional authority may reduce the capacity established according to epidemiological and health parameters.
Jurisdictions may authorize trips in groups of up to 10 people for recreational, social and commercial activities, as long as they have agglomerated origin and destination that are not considered in a situation of epidemiological and sanitary alarm; that they are carried out based on the protocols; that do not include passengers who have been abroad during the last 14 days or are cohabitants of the person who has such a condition; have not been close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to the trip, nor have they had a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 in the same period.
Face-to-face classes and face-to-face non-school educational activities will be maintained throughout the country, effectively complying with the parameters of evaluation, stratification and determination of the level of epidemiological risk and conditions established in Resolutions No. 364 of July 2, 2020, 370 of October 8, 2020, 386 and 387 both of February 13, 2021 of the Federal Council of Education, its supplements and amendments.
The following activities are suspended throughout the country
Events massive, understood as any event, meeting or event of an eventual nature, whose object is artistic, musical, festive or sporting, capable of producing a concentration greater than 1000 attendees.
Social meetings in private homes of more than 10 people if they are carried out indoors and up to 20 people if they are carried out outdoors.
Group trips of retired and retired graduates and groups of students or similar.
Activities and social gatherings in Public spaces outdoors of more than 100 people.
Activities in discos, party halls, dances, or similar activities.
The governors and the head of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, in attention to the epidemiological and sanitary conditions, may establish additional temporary and focused restrictions in the places under their jurisdiction.
Activities that are suspended in urban agglomerates in a situation of epidemiological and sanitary alarm for a period of nine days
The night circulation of people, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day.
Massive events (artistic, musical, festive or sports).
Economic, industrial, commercial and service activities in closed places with 50 percent capacity.
Recreational, cultural, religious and sports activities with 30 percent capacity.
The weekly quota of 11,900 places for Argentines and Argentines and residents until September 6 and, onwards, a weekly quota of 16,100 spaces if new safe corridors are enabled.
Within the aforementioned places, 700 passengers may be prioritized by the National State for reasons of urgency or to attend essential questions that cannot be postponed or of official or diplomatic representation, in order to facilitate their trip to the country.
Follow the entry of foreigners is prohibited.
I know Eliminate direct flight restrictions by countries with the possibility of enabling special flights to facilitate the entry of Argentines from those countries (Brazil, Chile, United Kingdom, etc).
The governors and governors may request the opening of new safe corridors (land and / or air) provided that they have a protocol approved by the provincial health authority, providing, where appropriate, the mechanisms for testing, isolation and transfer of the respective samples for sequencing. genomics that must be approved by the Ministry of Health of the Nation.
Entry by land border is still prohibited.
Within the new safe corridors to be implemented as of September 6, 2021, and depending on the situation of vaccination, health and epidemiological coverage at origin and destination, from September 6 the governors may propose the implementation of a pilot experience of entry of foreigners from Chile and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay only with complete vaccination schedules and mandatory quarantine.
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