Maximum concern in Argentina with the second wave of covid-19: this is what you should know
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The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, announced on Wednesday new measures to mitigate the impact of the covid-19 pandemic in the country.
In a message from the presidential residence of Olivos, Fernández announced the prohibition of traffic between midnight and 6 in the morning in the areas of the country where there is a greater epidemiological and sanitary risk.
The measure will be from this Friday until April 30.
Fernández, who is recovering from covid-19, pointed out that Argentina has entered the "second wave."
In that sense, he warned that the pandemic is returning with more rigor.
“In recent weeks the number of cases has increased steadily in many areas of the country.
Only in the last seven days the cases increased by 36% in the Argentine territory and 53% in the AMBA (Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires).
We are observing the same thing that we observed a year ago, "said the president.
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He also announced the suspension of social activities in private homes.
In addition to social gatherings in outdoor public spaces for more than 20 people and the establishment of the closure of bars and restaurants from 11 at night.
In the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, only workers considered essential and the entire educational community and those who have already been expressly authorized may use public transport, said the president.
This Wednesday, Argentina reported 22,039 new infections of covid-19.
It is the highest figure since the start of the pandemic.
The country also records about 57,000 deaths from the virus.