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'What happened yesterday adds epidemiological risk,' warns the City after Diego Maradona's wake


Fernán Quirós, Buenos Aires Minister of Health, announced that they will reinforce "the tracking and testing strategy" in the coming days to detect new cases. "It is understandable," he acknowledged.

11/27/2020 9:09 AM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 11/27/2020 9:18 AM

The Minister of Health of the City, Fernán Quirós, warned this Friday that the chaotic popular wake of Diego Maradona at the Casa Rosada "was definitely not good" and that

"of course it adds some epidemiological risk"

to the situation of the coronavirus in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

"It is true that it has a certain mitigation because it occurred in open space, but it

is the image that we have to work to avoid

. Decidedly, these demonstrations have to be carried out with distance, with the use of masks and other guidelines that yesterday (Thursday) in some places could be observed, but in the majority not, "he said.

When presenting the usual health report on Fridays, the Buenos Aires official acknowledged that it was "a very special day, very expensive in emotional and sentimental terms for everyone because of what being Argentine is, what Maradona means in emotional and rational terms. also for many in our history and culture. "


The situation that we were able to see is understandable in a year and such a painful day

. But it is definitely what we have to avoid," he said.

Asked about the epidemiological consequences of the massive wake of the former soccer player, which is estimated to have been attended by about a million people, the minister said that it will be evaluated "in the next 14 days."

Fernán Quirós, the day after Diego's farewell.


We are going to reinforce the entire tracking and testing strategy in the City these days

to be able to identify if there were consequences and what magnitude they had. It is impossible to predict them. Naturally the level of loss of care is a clear risk. That most of the situations have occurred outdoors partially protects us. What happened yesterday has already happened, "he analyzed.

Finally, the official focused on giving a message for the remaining months of the pandemic: "We are going through an extremely painful year. We all have very little emotional reserve to face the challenges that remain. It is time to continue proposing to learn and take care of each other. It is time to take another look at what else we can do and contribute in the time we have left in collective care. "

"I would like to propose that we try to take an apprenticeship, that we can ask ourselves the question of what we can do better. And most importantly, rebuild our spirit of resilience and continue insisting on what we can contribute every day, how we can continue with personal care. That we come out a little stronger and that he gives us a path of care for what remains, which are not so many months.

Everyone knows what is happening in Europe, the potential of a regrowth,

"he closed.

The coronavirus in the City

A total of

358 new cases and 15 deaths from coronavirus

were reported in the last 24 hours in the City of Buenos Aires, which brought the number of infected to 157,377 and the number of deaths in the district to 5,565 since the arrival of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the

occupation of intensive care beds was 24.2%

, as reported this morning by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health in the daily report on the health situation.

The fatality rate, that is, the percentage of deaths over positive diagnoses, stands at 3.54%.

Look also

The massive farewell to Maradona and the coronavirus: "The message ends up being confusing"

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Source: clarin

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