Updated 04/11/2021 18:05
The Minister of Health of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Gollan, questioned this Sunday the crowding of people seen in the Unicenter shopping mall in the context of the closure of Falabella, the new restrictions due to the coronavirus and the warnings due to the lack of beds intensive therapy at the AMBA.
"This is very difficult !!"
"This is very difficult !!"
The official wrote on social networks when retweeting a video of a journalist in which you could see the large number of people who were in the food court of the shopping center located in the north of the Buenos Aires suburbs.
This weekend, after the owners of Falabella announced the closure of their stores in Argentina, there were large crowds of people to take advantage of the clearance discounts.
This is very difficult !!
- Daniel Gollan (@DrDanielGollan) April 11, 2021
In this context and under the restrictions established by both the national and provincial governments, the image of hundreds of people
in shopping malls worried
more than one, including Minister Gollan.
it is not the first time
that the Buenos Aires government has used social networks to try to show situations that in a pandemic are not advisable.
For example, on the last weekend of March, both
, Deputy Minister of Health, and Gollan himself, published videos in which they pointed to the cars traveling to the Coast despite the start of the second wave.
It is the day with the most cases of #coronavirus since the pandemic began and returning from #MarDelPlata I find this image.
Let's reinforce care as much as possible.
Cases are escalating at a speed never seen before.
The health system has a limit pic.twitter.com/xD7FyzKyda
- Nicolás Kreplak (@nkreplak) March 31, 2021
Earlier this Sunday, the head of the province health portfolio had joined Governor Axel Kicillof in his definition of the increase in infections, after saying that "today the virus is faster than vaccination."
"We are concerned because the speed (of contagion) is enormous. We are doubling the cases per week ... As our governor (Axel Kicillof) said, it is not a wave, it is a tsunami, but we are realizing that the height of the tsunami wave grows 20 meters per day, "he said in dialogue with
Gollan also assured that today Buenos Aires is "at a level of" intensive care "beds as in the worst moment of last year" and warned that at this rate
"the system may collapse very soon"
, within the framework of the second wave of coronavirus affecting the entire country.
However, the head of the Buenos Aires health portfolio clarified that the collapse "understood as the
inability to respond does not happen
" because a permanent referral system was implemented, today very stressed, transferring patients from where the services are filled and decompressing " .
Asked about the differences in numbers between the Federal Capital and the Province, Gollan said that "General Paz does not divide the health system", and that when the City gives lower numbers of the situation of beds it is because "they have only measured the beds of the public hospital ".
Instead, he said that it is the large prepaid medicine effectors that "are in a state of collapse with practically
In the same sense, the Argentine Society of Intensive Care issued a warning this Sunday, after carrying out a sampling that detected 93% occupancy in the public and private ICUs of the AMBA.
He also added that they found "new strains in significant quantities in various places" in the Province, but they continue to investigate, and that could be one of the reasons for the increase in the speed of infections.
For all this, for Gollan the situation
"is enormously worrying
Virus faster than vaccination
In any case, in return he highlighted the benefits of the last restrictions being extended
for three weeks
and explained: "We continue to vaccinate a lot and cover the most vulnerable sectors."
They are vaccinated with the Chinese Sinopharm at the headquarters of the National University of La Plata this Saturday.
Photo Xinhua / Martín Zabala
For the Buenos Aires official, the only option that remains is "to continue vaccinating at a very high daily average while we wait for the cases to decrease," although for now "
the virus is going faster
However, he agreed because "97% health personnel are already vaccinated, 67% over 70 years old" and they are inoculating "many people over 60 with comorbidities", a sector in which they will advance in these days.
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