Close contacts: CABA adhered to the protocol of the national government

The Buenos Aires Chief of Cabinet, Felipe Miguel, assured this morning that the district will adhere to the national protocol for close contacts and indicated that its implementation “will be progressive, including more and more activities. “

“Based on the decision of the National government to change the protocol for close contacts, in the City we will adhere to this definition and its implementation will be progressive including more and more activities “, said Miguel during the presentation of the new Secretary of Sports, Carlos “Chapa” Retegui.

He also reported that the Buenos Aires government is “finishing defining this progressivity” and that tomorrow the Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, “will finish giving details of this implementation” in his weekly press conference.

The Federal Health Council (Cofesa) resolved at a meeting held on Tuesday that people who are in close contact with positive coronavirus cases, who are asymptomatic and have their full vaccination scheme with the booster applied less than five months ago may be exempted from isolation for their work activities, in both the unvaccinated must strictly comply with the confinement.

Asymptomatic close contacts who have not been vaccinated or have an incomplete vaccination schedule or with more than five months of the application of the last dose will have to complete ten days of isolation from the last contact with the confirmed case and carry out a strict follow-up, According to what was resolved in Cofesa.

Meanwhile, asymptomatic close contacts with a complete initial vaccination schedule (single dose, two doses or initial schedule with additional dose and less than five months of completion) or who have had Covid-19 in the last 90 days will have the option of make isolation more flexible in your work environment.

This group should maximize preventive measures (proper use of a chinstrap and environments with permanent cross ventilation) and perform a diagnostic test between the third and fifth day, in addition to avoiding attending social or mass events and performing self-monitoring of symptoms on a daily basis.

On the other hand, those who are asymptomatic close contact with a complete vaccination scheme plus the booster more than 14 days after the last application may also make isolation more flexible, under the same conditions as the previous group.

With regard to positive cases, the current isolation modality will be maintained.

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