"To continue taking care of ourselves and others"

The governor Axel Kicillof affirmed that the restrictions applied during the last three weeks produced “a fall of more than 30 percent” in the cases of coronavirus throughout the province. He stressed that those measures taken in line with the recommendations of the national government were the reason why it was possible to “Regain presence” in schools and called on the population to continue “taking care of others.”

According to official data, the province registered a peak of 12,008 daily cases in the week of May 17-23; the following week it dropped to 10,973, then dropped to 9,950 between May 31 and June 6; Y it finally stood at 8,294 between June 7 and 13.

“We are watching a drop of more than 30 percent in daily cases in three weeks. This is the direct consequence of the care measures, “said the provincial president on Twitter.

He explained that it “It made it possible to improve the situation throughout the province” to such an extent that it was possible to “regain presence in many districts that reached the established parameters” to return to classes.

In your message thanked “the people of the province for the enormous effort and show of solidarity”, and asked “to continue taking care of ourselves and others.”

Last Friday, Kicillof announced that this Wednesday face-to-face classes will return gradually and carefully at all levels of education in schools in the Buenos Aires suburbs. He said that his decision was due to the fact that the province ceased to be an area of ​​the “Epidemiological alarm” due to the decrease in coronavirus cases.

As specified, in the province of Buenos Aires it went from 12 thousand cases to 8,700 average last week, which means that in the suburbs, in the last 15 days, there were 401 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This allows to get out of the epidemiological alarm.

The thing is the DNU with careful measures to mitigate the advance of the second wave of coronavirus that crosses the country, establishes an epidemiological traffic light, according to which different types of restrictions are established according to the health situation in each district of the country.

It has that they are Low risk districts with between 50 and 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; from Medium Risk those with between 150 and 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and High risk those that register between 250 and 500 cases every 100 thousand people.

At the same time, it determines the state of “Epidemiological Alarm” when there are more than 500 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants and 80 percent occupancy of beds in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

When the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) below 500 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants, the possibility of returning to face-to-face classes is automatically enabled.

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