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Cautiously and with few announcements, Kicillof explained how the quarantine continues in Province


If the reduction of cases in the AMBA is maintained, the activity in shopping centers and group sports in the open air would return. The interior tripled the cases in two months and puts the return to school on hold.

Fabian Debesa

10/23/2020 8:19 PM

  • Clarí

  • Cities

Updated 10/23/2020 8:19 PM

Although Buenos Aires may show a slow decline in coronavirus cases that accumulates seven weeks, Axel Kicillof prefers caution.

Next week in the suburbs there would be the

opening of shopping centers and outdoor sports

"if the decrease in cases continues" in the 35 municipalities that are part of the AMBA.


steps already announced that are pending

and have a date are the authorization so that the residents of summer houses can go to those destinations from November 1 and the return -short and limited- to the school presence in a handful of districts of the inside.

Axel Kicillof reiterated this Friday that the epidemiological panorama continues "in decline" in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

Seven weeks have been recorded with this trend: in the last of August there were 5,300 infections a day on average and in the one that ends today there were 2,800.

"A reduction of 47%"

, remarked Kicillof.

The number of ICU bed occupancy also decreased: from 1,200 to 896, which was on Friday.

“The reduction is substantial but slow.

We have to keep walking carefully ”, asked the governor.

The cases in the province are in decline and some municipalities in the suburbs have already been implementing flexibilities and allowing outdoor sports.

Photo Cecilia Propético

The opposite situation occurs

in the wide provincial pampas


It went

from 500 affected two months ago to 1,400


That is why 48 districts are still in phase 3 in the interior;

38 in phase 4 and only 14 in phase 5.

In the governor's previous presentation on the quarantine process -on October 10-, he explained that changes would occur every 15 days "

subject to the continuation of the drop in cases

and the occupation of beds in the health system."

After that, on October 19, the Chief of Staff, Carlos Bianco, reported on the authorizations that began to apply from that day: personal from private homes (without use of public transport), outdoor gyms, gastronomy on streets or sidewalks, Outings and social gatherings for up to 10 people and private multi-family works in the AMBA area.

If the scenario of low contagions continues,

next Monday they would

allow the presence of customers in shopping centers and group sports in the open.

Cultural activity is already allowed in workshops and ateliers and sports with a maximum of 10 people in interior districts with low circulation of the virus.

"If it improves, we will continue with businesses in shopping centers without gastronomy, outdoor sports practices that would be announced from Monday," explained Kicillof on Friday afternoon.

If the drop in cases continues, next week the commercial centers of the suburbs will reopen.

It will take another 10 days for other activities that remain restricted as prevention of the pandemic to be authorized.

In the Government they explain that “from the productive sector there are a few items left.

And the other social actions will have to wait for stages where the virus can be controlled ”, is the official argument.

Also in the evaluation process was

the claimed return to

the boys'



It is that these days, as in the game of the goose, several lockers were pushed back.

The return to some joint activity of students and teachers in 24 districts that complied with the protocols established by the Federal Council of Education was planned.

But there were outbreaks and contagions and

the reopening had to be postponed


Therefore, there will only be face-to-face activity (for students in the last years of primary and secondary school) in 338 public and private establishments in 15 districts.

It is expected that from November 10, activity will also return to 357 schools in nine other municipalities that, according to the traffic light system, are in the "medium risk" category.

But they will be social and re-linking meetings in school settings.

No face-to-face classes.

The return to classes in Capital.

In the Province, the process is delayed due to the number of coronavirus cases.

Photo Andrés D'Elía

"Many mayors stated that they prefer to wait because they fear sprouts and I agree with them," said Kicillof.


Clarín was

able to find out

, in the schools of Rauch, Chascomús, Adolfo Alsina, Saavedra, Lamadrid and Chivilcoy (six of those selected) the possibility has already been ruled out due to the persistence of coronavirus cases

Lobos went from low to medium risk and was put on hold until the next evaluation.

Neither the least populated municipality of Buenos Aires, Tordillo, with 1,500 inhabitants, will resume face-to-face classes as reported by the mayor on social networks.

González Cháves and other municipalities will resolve with the directors and with the regional agents of the educational area, in the next few hours.

So far, the only ones confirmed for any student activity in schools would be Tres Lomas (where 11 thousand people live), Puán (15 thousand) and Alberti (8,200).

Daireaux, Ameghino, Lavalle, Monte Hermoso, Salliqueló, May 25, Nueve de Julio, Bragado, Carlos Tejedor, Guaminí and Lezama will discuss it with school directors, according to the recommendation made by the minister of the area, Agustina Vila.


Look also

Rodríguez Larreta announced how the quarantine continues in the City: gyms and lounges of bars and restaurants open

Alberto Fernández announced a new extension of the coronavirus quarantine until November 8

Source: clarin

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