“If the Government sends the vaccines, in mid-June we could have those over 18 years of risk vaccinated”

The head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, assured this Friday that “Every vaccine that enters the City is applied”, and advanced, that if they receive the doses committed by the Nation, “in mid-June they could have vaccinated all those over 18 strategic or at risk.”

“We continue to advance with the vaccination plan. We are vaccinating as fast as the national government gives us the doses. That is, in the City, the vaccine that enters, the vaccine that is applied,” he remarked.

In this regard, he indicated that “all those over 60” who signed up have already received the first dose and that now progress is being made with the second dose.

We have already applied more than 1 million vaccines. And the average vaccination of the last 10 days is 10,000 people per day. We are in a position to triple this amount as the national government gives us more doses. There are 34 vaccinations and more than 2,000 people with the capacity to apply up to 30,000 doses per day, “he said.

And he advanced: “If in the next few days the 2 million vaccines committed by the national government arrive in the country, by mid-June we could have all those over 18 strategic or at risk vaccinated “.

Rodríguez Larreta was in charge of highlighting the joint work with the national government to define actions against the pandemic.

“I want to highlight the coordination and dialogue with the national government and the provinces. I have no doubt that at this very difficult time for everyone, the best way to take care of health and comprehensive well-being is by working in a coordinated manner,” said the president. porteño.

Followed, he reiterated that in the “City all the decisions” that are made “are based on evidence.”

Rodríguez Larreta determined this Friday the return of students from the initial and primary levels to face-to-face classes from Monday 31, when the current period of strict confinement provided by the Nation ends in the face of the rise in coronavirus cases.

As they told Clarín, next Monday the scheme of the educational system that was in force prior to the nine days of restriction measures, in which three days of face-to-face and virtual classes were suspended in the City, will once again work.

The students who attend kindergarten, primary and special will return to the schools, while the students of the secondary school students will study under the bimodal scheme, that combines presence with virtuality.

“The evidence shows that the level of infections in schools is lower than in the rest of the City. The entire educational community is committed to caring for the future of children. Our duty as a society is to complement this effort so that schools can remain open, “said Rodríguez Larreta.

He then added that “it is a time of so much uncertainty and anguish, predictability is more valuable than ever for everyone.”

“So, We said that after these 9 days we would return to the previous scheme and we are complying with it “, He said.

He clarified that the scheme that will be launched on Monday “in no way means that it is time to relax, but quite the opposite” because, he remarked, “we have to take care of ourselves more than ever.”

“If we can get cases down, we will be able to maintain these openings. If the situation worsens, we will have to take more restrictive measures again“, advancement.

This morning, the Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, considered that as of Monday 31, when the period of strict isolation of nine days ends, “the non-presence educational model must continue“in the areas of the country that remain in the categories of” sanitary and epidemiological alarm “, such as the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, which includes the Federal Capital.

In this context, he advocated that in Rodríguez Larreta, “non-selective compliance with the norm prevails.”

When asked about the questions expressed by Trotta, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, said that “in terms of schools we agree with the Nation that the school environment complies very well with the protocols and we had few infections in the City and in Argentina”.

“The debate has been about transport to school, and there we show information that in primary school transport is very individual, where the vast majority of children walk to school,” he said.

Regarding secondary school, Quirós acknowledged that at this educational level it is possible to “discuss the containment of circulation” because “they use public transport more and they better tolerate a certain degree of distance from their classmates.”



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