The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, imposed on Thursday evening, a compulsory and widespread health quarantine in his country to reduce the spread of the new Corona virus.
This came after the Argentine President met with the provincial governors to combat the emerging Corona virus.
Under the decision, people will not be allowed to leave their homes until March 31, except for going to the nearby grocery stores and pharmacies.
The decision excluded some occupational groups that can go to work, which are doctors, nurses, police officers, workers in the food, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries, workers in stores and pharmacies, and employees of logistic companies.
The decision indicated that anyone found outside his home without reason could be tried for crimes against public health, and police officers would patrol the streets and impose quarantine.
There are currently 128 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Argentina, and 3 people have died so far.
On Monday, the authorities in Argentina announced the closure of their borders to limit the spread of the Coruna virus.
On March 7, the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, recorded the death of a man after being infected with the Corona virus, making it the first person to die from the emerging virus in Latin America, the Ministry of Health announced.
A statement by the Ministry of Health stated that the 64-year-old man is from Buenos Aires and has a history of “diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis and kidney failure”.
According to the statement, the man returned on February 25 from a trip to Europe, and said that he began to suffer from the first symptoms on the 28th of the same month, and the statement did not specify the country he visited.