Updated 04/14/2021 17:10
Hours after the Minister of Health affirmed that the country is going through "a critical moment" due to the
of the pandemic, the Government confirmed
25,157 new cases
of coronavirus in Argentina on
And it released another
, the highest number since late November.
It arises from the daily part published by the Ministry of Health, based on the data that the provinces uploaded to the national system (SISA) in the last 24 hours.
With more than 2.5 million accumulated infections and after exceeding 58 thousand deaths, Argentina remains among the
15 most affected countries
-in absolute numbers- since the beginning of the global health crisis.
A protester holds a poster calling for vaccines during a protest held in the City this Wednesday.
"It is the
I have to give since the pandemic began. We are at a
, not only from the health point of view, but also from the economic point of view, from the emotional point of view," said Minister Carla Vizzotti at a press conference at the Pink House.
In the same vein, he asked the population to avoid and postpone any activity that is not essential.
"Let's just go out to work, to take the kids to school. That nothing that can be left for the future be done," he asked.
Although he said they have "expectations" that it will be completed soon, he admitted that
they have not confirmed
the arrival of new shipments of vaccines.
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The Province of Buenos Aires, which accumulates more than 1.1 million infected, plans to apply
in the coming days.
This was anticipated by the Buenos Aires Minister of Government, Teresa García.
"I estimate that by this weekend
we already have to have measures,
" he said and explained that "the growth (of the curve) is so vertical that it has the shape of a wall. It seems to me that objectively
a very strong decision must be made
In any case, he clarified that the macro measures "have to be consensual."
The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernán Quiros, reiterated his
defense of presence
"It collaborates with the integral health of the boys," he said and explained that "in the schooled group,
infections are not linked to school
, but to social and community life."
Health authorities ask to minimize crowds to avoid contagion.
Simultaneously, he remarked that "
on public transport
avoided as much as possible
because it is a site of contagion."
And he recalled that "in the City a change was arranged so that neighborhood and local businesses open from 10 in the morning, to reduce the number of people on public transport."
The vaccination campaign continues to be the center of controversy.
The National Board of Together for Change questioned the "enormous deficiencies" of the campaign, "both in the expectations generated, as well as in the acquisition, administration, distribution and transparency."
And he demanded that the Government provide explanations "to all Argentines."
Until this Wednesday, according to official data,
5,754,919 of the 7,237,108 vaccines
distributed to the provinces
went to people who received the first dose, following the directive of the Ministry of Health to defer the second that completes the immunization schedule.
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