Face-to-face classes could return in the province of Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires Minister of Health slipped the possibility of resuming face-to-face classes if infections continue to drop as before in the province of Buenos Aires. “If we manage to get below 500 cases of incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, we can return to school attendance,” said Daniel Gollan about the decision that will be communicated on Sunday.

“The numbers are good,” anticipated the minister although he did not want to confirm the information in advance. The return of the presence would be evaluated based on the health reports of each district.

Gollan explained that they are “doing the math” with this week’s data, which will include Sunday’s data as well. For now, the minister announced that the trend is good so “surely, there will be changes in the province of Buenos Aires, in many municipalities, “he said in radio statements.

According to the official, in most districts these changes would be “for the better, to go to more relaxed phases”, while “some or other (will go) to a more restrictive phase”, due to a specific situation.

“In general, the situation is going from worse to better and this is also seen in the AMBA,” he stressed and remarked: “If we manage to get below 500 cases (incidence per 100,000 inhabitants) we will be able to return to school attendance, which we will see on Sunday “.

Trotta: “They have to lower the cases so that we return to the presence”

Education Minister Nicolás Trotta, for his part, preferred to be more cautious. “We do not believe that there will be modifications, they have to lower the cases so that they return (the classes) “, he said in statements to Radio 10. For Trotta, “the numbers are clear and they are there to take care of us.”

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The official confirmed this Friday that the presence in the classrooms will continue to be suspended in those areas that are in a situation of epidemiological alarm and considered that “they have to lower the cases” of coronavirus so that students can return to the classroom.

The head of the educational portfolio stated that “we do not believe that there will be many changes, because we have found a fair point between health and presence ”. “In those jurisdictions where it is not possible to pass the 500 incidence rate cases, we will progressively recover the return to the classroom,” said Trotta, in line with the criteria expressed by Gollán.

The minister questioned the intention of the government of the City of Buenos Aires to increase face-to-face classes at the secondary level as of Monday the 14th by saying that “The bad decisions of a jurisdiction not only affect that jurisdiction, but also imply putting at risk the strategy of the entire country to face the pandemic.”

“They have to lower the cases so that we return to the presence. The numbers are clear and they are there to take care of us ”, concluded Trotta.

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