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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:20 PM

Coronavirus latest: Argentina announces mandatory quarantine

Source: Deutsche Welle

Argentina will begin a mandatory quarantine at midnight on Friday, President Alberto Fernández announced in a televised address.

The measure, which restricts people to their homes, will last until March 31 and be enforced by security authorities.

"It is time for us to understand that we are caring for the health of Argentines," said Fernandez. "We have now dictated this measure trying to make the effects on the economy as least harmful as possible."

Argentina has 128 total cases of coronavirus, with three deaths.

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-latest-argentina-announces-mandatory-quarantine/a-52849294





Argentine health care staff urge their 45 million fellow countrymen to "stay at home" as part of an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

President Alberto Fernández's lockdown order - similar to those enacted by China, and Spain, and Italy - are the most stringent in the region thus far, and in the nation's history.

"If we stay home, there will be less contagion and we will suffer much less," he explained. "We still have many days in which to take care of ourselves, and a battle to fight."

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:31 PM

1. LA County just issued a Stay at Home order

Malls closed. Retail stores closed.

Only essentials are staying open.

This shit is serious

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:42 PM

2. This may work, for now, but a sustained control program will be required for months

and they will need hella logistical support to deliver food, meds. other needs to millions of homes.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:47 PM

3. governor Newsom is on it

More than half of Californians will get coronavirus over next 8 weeks, Gov. Newsom says in requesting federal funds


he is on local tv right now (channel 7) with specifics.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:54 PM

4. Fernandez's order in Argentina was similar, I understand

They only have 128 known cases thus far - and unlike Orange Amin, they encourage testing down there - but they're not taking any chances.

A year to remember, no doubt about it.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:34 AM

5. Governor Newsom just issued a statewide "Stay at Home" order.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/03/19/california-governor-orders-statewide-stay-at-home-order/

Everyone must do this. We must flatten the currently straight up infection curve. We don't have enough tests. Our doctors don't have enough protective equipment. The hospitals are already overwhelmed. We must stay home. Now. Lives depend on it.


I feel bad for the people of Brazil. Bolsonaro is not taking this seriously at all and has not issued any such orders as far as I'm aware. And their fall has started, it will only get worse as their winter comes on in the coming months.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:25 AM

6. The hospital personnel have the right idea. They definitely look serious.

Hope all hell won't break loose in Argentina.

They have a great, conscientious president, elected just in time to steer them away from the previous Trump twin's economic
catastrophe.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:43 PM

7. An ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth a pound of cure.

I understand the citizenry is largely obeying the lockdown, which is good. The streets are nearly deserted - even in busy Buenos Aires.

Here's footage from Buenos Aires webcams at midnight - when the lockdown began.

There's still a little traffic (stragglers heading home at the last minute, mostly); but it's a fraction of the normal traffic on a weeknight. Enjoy.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:21 AM

8. It really is empty in the city, no doubt about it. Buenos Aires is beautiful even at night!

As the numbers rise, if they do, it will probably be even quieter than that. Very little going on.

I saw cop cars in two of the locations. They can do a lot of good during these strange days.

Thanks for the views, sandensea.

Stay safe, "en casa."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 01:08 PM

9. Will do!

You as well, Judi. All the Very Best to you and yours in this challenging time.

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