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Controversy between the Government and the opposition for the five months of the quarantine


Ginés González García harshly criticized his predecessor in office, Adolfo Rubinstein, and also Mauricio Macri. Alberto Fernández also charged the media.

08/11/2020 - 23:30

  • Clarí
  • Politics

With 145 days of quarantine completed, the Government and the opposition of Together for Change returned to polemicize over the duration of the Mandatory Social Isolation.

The first to take up the discussion was Mauricio Macri, when on Monday, in a teleconference with the members of the National Board of Together for Change, he complained about the "deadlocked quarantine . " "It is no more" that model, said the former president. In the same vein, his former Secretary of Health, Adolfo Rubinstein, had said that in the Government "they are no longer in love but 'trapped' in quarantine."

Yesterday, the answer came from the Minister of Health, Ginés González García.

“Some former officials like Dr. Rubinstein, who played a very bad role and left Argentina without vaccines and without the Ministry of Health, now dare to say atrocious . To pay attention to him, some of his co-religionists (Governor Gerardo Morales) took massive opening measures such as Jujuy. It did enough damage before so that it continues to do so now, ”González García shot.

Asked if he believes that it was Rubinstein who advised Morales to allow a greater opening of the isolation before the explosion of infections, González García was final: “Surely. He is a counselor, as he is in Mendoza. He has not only been a lousy minister, but a worse former minister . "

There were also criticisms for Macri: “He is a man who never cared about Argentines, that's why he says what he says from Monaco (in reference to the former president's trip to France and Switzerland). I cannot believe that irresponsibility, he cares three like the Argentines, ”said the minister.

Mauirico Macri from France in a meeting by zoom of Together for Change.

President Alberto Fernández also punished Macri for that evaluation. "From the first day we talked about flattening the curve as much as we could to be able to build hospitals and equip them with respirators, we multiplied that amount by two in a system that was destroyed, with a government that eliminated the Ministry of Health," said the President about his predecessor in office.

Fernández also charged the media. "I see a media system that permanently encourages freedom in quotation marks, and the freedom of the people is not under discussion, everyone is free but the first condition to be free is to be alive," said the president, who later remarked that his The intention is "that they do not get sick" and that " no one wants to forbid someone else not to see their child ."


The duration of the strict quarantine in the City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs -which has been in force since March 20- does not register another precedent in the rest of the world's metropolises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Compliance with formal quarantine , however, is very uneven, and there are already areas, especially in the suburbs, where the movement of people is very close to that of normal times.

Fernández also referred to that, when he said: “We made an enormous effort to prepare ourselves so that no one lacks attention when they claim it. We did that well. But we must be very careful, we do not have the issue resolved, we are far from resolved . There is a fact of reality and it is that people were not respecting the quarantine. People relaxed, and they relaxed wrongly. Whoever believes that this issue happened, no, nothing happened, we are in the worst moment, "he said.

In this sense, Fernández assured that he is willing to reverse some of the openings of activities that occurred in recent months if the scenario of the pandemic changes, whose infections have been growing steadily but without forming an exponential accumulation such as it occurred in the most affected countries.

The sparks between Fernández and Macri and their close associates contrast with the good relationship the President built with one of the key figures of Juntos por el Cambio, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta. On Monday, the head of Government visited Fernández in Quinta de Olivos to discuss the extension of the quarantine that will be announced on Friday and for today he has scheduled a meeting for the same reason with the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, at headquarters of the Buenos Aires Government.

Source: clarin

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