Updated COVID restrictions on circulation

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antipodean

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As we are moving into the much anticipated "second wave" we can expect to start seeing frequent changes to public health related rules again. Starting a thread for members to post updates as they become known so people can keep up to speed with the rules affecting day to day life inside Argentina.


In addition to the new border and flight controls discussed at another thread the government has announced the following new restrictions:
  • Public employees are now required to work from home until 04APR (this may impact in-person tramites, like at Migraciones or AFIP etc)
  • No changes to classes at schools for kids
  • Governors and mayors have been given the power to implement measures to restrict circulation, such as night time curfews, IF there are increases to infection levels greater than 1.2 (number of confirmed cases accumulated in last 14 days by the number of confirmed cases accumulated in the previous 14 days) and if the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days exceeds 150. This note lists the districts most affected by the advance of COVID-19 .

As of yesterday, La Rioja was the first province to now implement a curfew.


Followed today by Provincia Buenos Aires whose restrictions in most places include:
  • Activities between 02:00-06:00 suspended
  • Social gatherings limited to 10 people
  • Analysing the creation of a "new phase" with further restrictions
With over 2000 daily cases in the city and 6000 in the province (even before easter gets underway) and new strains such as the UK and Manaus variants already having community transmission in Argentina the key indicators to watch are the intensive care bed occupation and median age of infections to have a fair indiction of how "severe" further restrictions are likely to be and when we can expect to see them.
 

FrankPintor

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The second wave has been a long time coming here.

Is it possible to pin a post to the top of a thread? I think it would be good to collect the online resources relevant to Argentina and put them there.
 

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According to Axel K (Governor of Provincia Buenos Aires) the more contagious and dangerous “Manaus strain” is now circulating in Provincia and CABA. This may explain the recent explosion of cases. New restrictive measures are being discussed for AMBA (Greater Buenos Aires)

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/sociedad/coronavirus-pese-a-un-descenso-en-los-testeos-fuerte-aumento-en-los-casos-positivos-nid04042021/

To add some perspective, today CABA saw record levels of new infections with almost 2000 in 24 hours - 40% more than last Sunday.
 
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The government extended the work from home order until 09APR. Some agencies like PAMI and ANSES will work in the office - I saw no mention of Migraciones.

Personally, if the health situation continues to deteriorate exponentially this week as it is doing then I would imagine this order gets extended again.
 

Rich One

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As we are moving into the much anticipated "second wave" we can expect to start seeing frequent changes to public health related rules again. Starting a thread for members to post updates as they become known so people can keep up to speed with the rules affecting day to day life inside Argentina.


In addition to the new border and flight controls discussed at another thread the government has announced the following new restrictions:
  • Public employees are now required to work from home until 04APR (this may impact in-person tramites, like at Migraciones or AFIP etc)
  • No changes to classes at schools for kids
  • Governors and mayors have been given the power to implement measures to restrict circulation, such as night time curfews, IF there are increases to infection levels greater than 1.2 (number of confirmed cases accumulated in last 14 days by the number of confirmed cases accumulated in the previous 14 days) and if the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days exceeds 150. This note lists the districts most affected by the advance of COVID-19 .

As of yesterday, La Rioja was the first province to now implement a curfew.


Followed today by Provincia Buenos Aires whose restrictions in most places include:
  • Activities between 02:00-06:00 suspended
  • Social gatherings limited to 10 people
  • Analysing the creation of a "new phase" with further restrictions
With over 2000 daily cases in the city and 6000 in the province (even before easter gets underway) and new strains such as the UK and Manaus variants already having community transmission in Argentina the key indicators to watch are the intensive care bed occupation and median age of infections to have a fair indiction of how "severe" further restrictions are likely to be and when we can expect to see them.
The Provincia de Buenos Aires Cosmetic measures are a joke

Activities should be suspended from 21:00 to 06:00 or earlier
Social Gatherings: who can control the attendees to an Asado
Outside sidewalk Tables Only... Comes May/ June Outside tables not feasible..!
Public Transport to/ from AMBA Must be controlled and limited as a major source of infection
Airport and Flight Controls are not as important
IMHO
 

antipodean

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The Provincia de Buenos Aires Cosmetic measures are a joke

Activities should be suspended from 21:00 to 06:00 or earlier
Social Gatherings: who can control the attendees to an Asado
Outside sidewalk Tables Only... Comes May/ June Outside tables not feasible..!
Public Transport to/ from AMBA Must be controlled and limited as a major source of infection
Airport and Flight Controls are not as important
IMHO
Was at the park by the river in Vicente Lopez on the weekend ... signs and announcements everywhere that the maximum stay in the park is 2 hours. Good luck detecting or enforcing that...
 
Truthfully, signs like that are supposed to work a different way, completely apart from the idea of them being enforced. The idea, at least in my mind, goes something like this:

A user of the park arrives, reads the sign and "POLICES" themself or their group. They are supposed to limit their time there to 2 hours. The hope being that after their allotment of time expires, they will leave in a respectful, peaceable fashion, yielding to the next individual or group. Assuming many people simultaneously using the park, the goal is for each individual or group to exit, yielding to the next in an effort to keep the density of people low, thus reducing the odds of transmission of the virus if anyone has it. (I think you know all this, but I just wanted to chime in because you were focusing on the enforcement angle.)
 

antipodean

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Truthfully, signs like that are supposed to work a different way, completely apart from the idea of them being enforced. The idea, at least in my mind, goes something like this:

A user of the park arrives, reads the sign and "POLICES" themself or their group. They are supposed to limit their time there to 2 hours. The hope being that after their allotment of time expires, they will leave in a respectful, peaceable fashion, yielding to the next individual or group. Assuming many people simultaneously using the park, the goal is for each individual or group to exit, yielding to the next in an effort to keep the density of people low, thus reducing the odds of transmission of the virus if anyone has it. (I think you know all this, but I just wanted to chime in because you were focusing on the enforcement angle.)
In a socially considerate country that would work as intended. Just like wearing masks properly in public places or limiting the size and form of social gatherings or social distancing or following speed limits on deserted roads or picking up dog poop or not jaywalking etc etc etc. But this is Argentina where everyone is an exception to the “rule” until they actually get busted... well perhaps with the exception of following the sacred rule of the “cola” which needs no sign at all ;-)
 

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As we are moving into the much anticipated "second wave" we can expect to start seeing frequent changes to public health related rules again. Starting a thread for members to post updates as they become known so people can keep up to speed with the rules affecting day to day life inside Argentina.


In addition to the new border and flight controls discussed at another thread the government has announced the following new restrictions:
  • Public employees are now required to work from home until 04APR (this may impact in-person tramites, like at Migraciones or AFIP etc)
  • No changes to classes at schools for kids
  • Governors and mayors have been given the power to implement measures to restrict circulation, such as night time curfews, IF there are increases to infection levels greater than 1.2 (number of confirmed cases accumulated in last 14 days by the number of confirmed cases accumulated in the previous 14 days) and if the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days exceeds 150. This note lists the districts most affected by the advance of COVID-19 .

As of yesterday, La Rioja was the first province to now implement a curfew.


Followed today by Provincia Buenos Aires whose restrictions in most places include:
  • Activities between 02:00-06:00 suspended
  • Social gatherings limited to 10 people
  • Analysing the creation of a "new phase" with further restrictions
With over 2000 daily cases in the city and 6000 in the province (even before easter gets underway) and new strains such as the UK and Manaus variants already having community transmission in Argentina the key indicators to watch are the intensive care bed occupation and median age of infections to have a fair indiction of how "severe" further restrictions are likely to be and when we can expect to see them.
You have a lot of informative posts. Thanks!
 
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