Phase 1 in Formosa and Clorinda

The Formosan government reported yesterday that the cities of Formosa and Clorinda will return to Phase 1 of social, preventive and mandatory isolation until May 15, by exceeding 500 coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants, based on the criteria established the national government to determine when an area is considered on alert.

In the last hours, Formosa capital had an incidence of 968 cases and Clorinda 979, according to the provincial Executive, which also announced economic measures to mitigate the social impact.

Government Minister Jorge Abel González pointed out that the measures are added “to the criterion of the occupation of more than 80 percent of the intensive care beds.”

González indicated that Governor Gildo Insfrán decided to grant an emergency supplement to the salary that consists of allocating “a sum to a thousand workers registered by the companies that have received the national ATP (Assistance to Work and Production) aid for the month of December 2020 “.


New respirators

The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, stated that “it is good news that the exponential increase in infections has decreased, but it is necessary that they go down faster” to decompress the tension, when receiving 250 new respirators out of a total of 500 units that acquired the sanitary portfolio.

Border closure

The national government of Alberto Fernández extended yesterday until May 21 the closure of the borders for tourism due to the second wave of coronavirus, while regular flights from Chile, Brazil, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

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