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"It is the most difficult message I have to give since the pandemic began."
With these words, Argentina's Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, began the press conference on the coronavirus report this Wednesday.
Vizzotti went on to point out that the country is "at a critical moment not only from a health point of view but also from a social and emotional point of view."
The country registered 27,001 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 217 additional deaths from causes related to the virus, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.
The Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) is the one that registers the greatest increase and a greater speed of increase of cases, said Vizzotti.
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«The situation is delicate, we are worried.
Our health system is in tension.
The situation is not the same as last year, we are not in the same situation as 2020 for many reasons.
At this time, the accelerated increase in cases has put a strain on it, especially in intensive care beds, especially in the private sector, ”added the minister.
Vizzotti also indicated concern about the variants of the United Kingdom and Manaus that are circulating in Argentina.
In addition, he emphasized the latest restrictions that President Alberto Fernández decreed last Friday, on circulation, social meetings and others.
He called on society to stay home and only go out to go to work, take the children to school or do essential activities.