The Chief of Cabinet Juan Manzur and the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, give a press conference at the Casa Rosada, to announce the relaxation of restrictions adopted to curb the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The head of the health portfolio highlighted the delay in the entry of the Delta variant to Argentina, as well as the progress of the vaccination campaign against covid-19 and other prevention measures implemented together with the 24 jurisdictions.
Within this framework, Vizzotti announced a series of provisions:
– First, the mandatory use of a mask is lifted. The minister clarified that this is valid “only outdoors” and when there are “no people around.” In the event that citizens are in crowds and / or in closed spaces, the use of the chinstrap continues to be recommended (classrooms, cinemas, public transport, work, shows, etc.).
– Social gatherings are enabled, without limits of people.
– “The capacity is increased to 100% in economic, cultural, religious, social activities in closed places, always maintaining prevention measures”.
– “Retired men and women travel is authorized”, respecting the rigorous protocols.
– “Group graduates and graduates travel are enabled, with protocols”
– “Clubs are authorized with a capacity of 50% and for people who have completed the vaccination schedule for 14 days or more.”
The chief of staff highlighted the possibility of being able to relax the restrictions. “Social responsibility is key, it is central in caring, not only for oneself, but also for other people,” added Manzur.
And he pondered the progress of the vaccination campaign, with his sights set on completing the schedules. “We think that in the next 15 or 20 days we will be reaching the optimal level of coverage,” he said.
Before the conference, the new Chief of Staff and the Minister of Health held a meeting at La Rosada.
Manzur assumed his new position yesterday, at the request of the president Alberto Fernandez, in the midst of a political crisis in the Frente de Todos unleashed by the electoral setback in the PASO and the tensions between the head of state and the vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.