In the national context of the intermittent closure of activities, there is a province that appears with a reality different from the rest. This weekend in Mendoza, restaurants, cinemas, sports competitions, shopping malls and theaters continue to be open like the rest of the week. The closing of activities is at 23.30 and the circulation is resumed at 5.30 in the morning.
The provincial government (UCR) did not adhere to weekend lockdown proposed by President Alberto Fernández. “Going back to strict confinement on the weekends is harm many sectors, like gastronomy and tourism, “said the governor, Rodolfo Suarez.
Anyway, not everything is allowed in Mendoza: family and social gatherings in private homes and public spaces are still suspended; and purchases in stores are maintained according to the completion of the DNI.
Unlike what the citizens of Córdoba (which this weekend tightened restrictions), Buenos Aires and Santa Fe will experience next week, in Mendoza classes will continue to be face-to-face at the initial, primary and secondary level, with the bubble system . Nor is it intended to adhere to the advancement of the winter holidays, because lower temperatures are expected for July than during June.
“The health strategy that we have carried out throughout the pandemic is based on constant data and monitoring, always seeking to protect the health and employment of Mendoza, “insisted Suarez, who is in favor of maintaining a balance between health and the economy. Since June of last year tourism has been open, one of the main generators of employment , and it was the first province to enable gastronomy, theaters and cinemas.
Restaurants in pandemic. Mendoza continues with the gastronomy open until 11.30pm.
The weekly report of the Ministry of Health of Mendoza showed a slight decrease of 3% in the occupancy of intensive care beds, compared to the previous week: in Greater Mendoza ICU beds are occupied by 89% and in the entire province, 84%.
Regarding infections, it again marked a small decrease. Specifically, they were almost 5% less registered cases in relation to the week of May 21 to 27, when 6,549 were counted.
Despite the slight decrease in infections, deaths continue to rise with an average of 200 deaths per week. The total number of deaths since March 2020 is 2,733; with a rate of 1,430 deaths per million inhabitants and the fatality reaches 2.23% of the total infections by Covid-19.