President Alberto Fernandez is meeting with the head of the Buenos Aires government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta for Analyze the epidemiological data and the details of the quarantine flexibility plan promoted by the Buenos Aires government.
The next Sunday August 16, the current quarantine extension expires in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. Thus, the national, Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires governments will have to agree if they continue in a “coordinated” way or if they finally advance along different paths.
This morning, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernan Quirós, assured that the coronavirus contagion curve “is mature” and based on different technical elements expect it to start to decline in the coming weeks, which would indicate that the worst of the pandemic has already happened in the Federal Capital.
The second stage of the Buenos Aires government’s schedule it would include the return of individual sports, both amateur and federated (without the public), some non-essential industries, private parking lots and open-air gastronomy without service.
This Monday, in one of the three weekly reports that he heads, the official explained: “All the curves in the cities of the world have had an exponential format, of permanent ascent, until in a moment they become horizontal and fall; If you look at the data for the City, we have been in several weeks in which the curve has not risen exponentially and that denotes that it is in transition, that it is mature ”.
This data -explained Quirós- is complemented by the doubling rate of cases, with an R0 that fluctuates around 1 and with an empidemiological map that shows that the contagion curve has already reached its peak and fell in a third of the neighborhoods of the Federal Capital.
“There is a set of epidemiological elements that show that the curve of the city is mature and it is a matter of a few weeks before it begins to decline,” said the minister.
In turn, he did not rule out the possibility of “making a stricter closure” in isolation as long as “society accompanies him.”
Last week the relationship between the Buenos Aires government and the Casa Rosada went through a period of political tension as a result of some public criticism from Alberto Fernández and Axel Kicillof.
During the inauguration of a hospital in Ituzaingó, The head of state leaked some questions to the Buenos Aires administration: he pointed out that the Buenos Aires affiliates of the PAMI do not find a place in the Buenos Aires hospitals and must be transferred to Buenos Aires health centers.
He had already fired a similar dart at him during the press conference on July 31, in which they announced the extension of the current stage of the quarantine, when he pointed against the opening of shops and highlighted the consequences of making the quarantine more flexible.
“If you see all the businesses open on Santa Fe avenue, you relax,” he insisted the next day hours before the Buenos Aires government announced the opening of shops on large avenues.
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