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Carla Vizzotti justified the closure of schools: 'Argentina is experiencing the worst moment since the start of the pandemic'

2021-04-21T21:24:08.093Z

The minister affirmed that the Government has "the conviction to prioritize health." 04/21/2021 9:22 AM Clarín.com Society Updated 04/21/2021 10:01 AM In the midst of the second wave of coronavirus that punishes the country, the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, defended the new restrictions applied by the national government, which included the closure of schools until April 30 in the AMBA, stating that the The country is experiencing "the worst moment" of the coronavirus pan



04/21/2021 9:22 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 04/21/2021 10:01 AM

In the midst of the second wave of coronavirus that punishes the country, the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, defended the new restrictions applied by the national government, which included the closure of schools until April 30 in the AMBA, stating that the The country is experiencing

"the worst moment" of the

coronavirus

pandemic

since it began in March 2020.

She said it while giving a press conference at the Casa Rosada to refer to the health situation in the midst of the pandemic, during which she was consulted about the judicial conflict with the City of Buenos Aires. 

"The proposal to the Justice is to base the same thing that the DNU says. Argentina is experiencing the worst moment of the pandemic since it began, this is the moment of greatest risk. We have an increase in the number of cases that puts the system at risk of health and variants of the virus that

increase contagiousness and lethality,

"he said.

When insisting with his explanation of why the Government increased the restrictions in the city and the Buenos Aires suburbs, Vizzotti highlighted the need to prioritize

"health over politics" and put "collective risk in value and hierarchy

.

"

An open class in front of the Quinta de Olivos, in protest against the restrictions imposed by the Government.

Photo: Luciano Thieberger.

The official explained that "this situation (of an" exponential "increase in cases) was not present when the face-to-face classes began."

"In the classes there are protocols and bubbles, and with the increase in cases, the number of positive people in the bubbles increases and, although they do not become infected in the classroom, by having this community transmission and this speed,

the collective risk impacts and also in the presence,

"said Vizzotti.

The explanation of the head of the sanitary portfolio is given in the middle of the moment of greatest tension between the national government and the City, after the Buenos Aires Executive decided not to comply with the ruling of the federal Justice that ordered the suspension of face-to-face classes until the Supreme Court rules.

After repeating that the suspension of face-to-face classes and the restrictions imposed by the Government are "something transitory and extraordinary", Vizzotti explained that after the first measures announced by the Government, which included restrictions on movement, they decided to increase them because " the increase in cases was exponential and that put the health system at particular risk. "

On Tuesday, 29,145 cases of coronavirus and 316 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

News in development.

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Source: clarin

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