The Argentine government extended this Friday until August 6 the battery of sanitary measures to contain the transmission of Covid-19 and the local spread of the Delta variant of the new coronavirus.
The new extension of the fight against the pandemic was approved at a time when more than 98,000 dead and 4.6 million are infected, statistics that are among the highest in the Americas, in a country of 45 million inhabitants.
“The Delta variant has been reported in 86 countries and is between 50% and 70% more contagious than the Alpha variant,” argued the government in the health decree.
The South American nation has already purchased 28 million doses of vaccines from various laboratories, of which 24 million have been applied, including nearly 5 million people with both doses. The country will keep its borders closed to tourism, but will expand the quota of Argentines and residents who will be able to return to the country. Social meetings with more than 10 people are suspended.
On the other hand, almost all industrial, commercial and school activities are allowed, including greater opening in the city of Buenos Aires, governed by the opposition at the federal level.
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