This Thursday it was known that there were 648 new cases of Covid-19 in the country. The greatest number since the pandemic reached Argentina. In total, the positives reached 9931. A step away from the ten thousand, and with 7,511 of the infections they happened in the AMBA (Federal Capital and Greater Buenos Aires). Almost exactly 75 percent. Therefore, it stands to reason that there are no places that could potentially be considered coronavirus-free.
So, Today it was learned that there were four positive cases of Coronavirus in the Ministry of Health of the Nation over two months. Maybe the alarm went off since there was a vast disinfection operation inside the building itself located on 9 de Julio avenue, something that happens when a contagion occurs or there are suspicions. And they would have begun to ask for DNI and to demand the use of chinstrap to those who enter.
The rumors also pointed to a high official with the rank of Director. from the portfolio that Ginés González García commands as one of those infections. Someone who is very close to the minister spoke to Infobae and denied that it was positive, although He recognized that the woman is in quarantine for being close contact of an infected person. To graph it, he told a case that happened in Casa Rosada, where the son of an employee became infected and his father was negative for the two PCR tests that he underwent.
“There is no outbreak in the Ministry he added. Simply, as happened in Airlines, in the PSA, in the security forces, and in so many places, here in two months there were four cases. But no official tested positive for coronavirus. If you respect the protocol, you are in your face and wash your hands twenty times, even if you have been in contact with someone who has been infected, the viral load will be very low. “
However, there is tension among the workers. The complaint of many is that “people who are not essential are coming”. ATE, the union that represents the state, released a statement. Textually, there he talks about the existence of three and not four cases. This says:
Companions, our union learned of the confirmation of three positive cases of COVID-19 in our Ministry.
Since the beginning of the Pandemic, as ATE we have been demanding that the Cymat table (Committee on Working Conditions and Environment) be convened, that a protocol be drawn up that takes into account the particularities of each sector and that the conditions necessary to care for us are guaranteed.
With the confirmation of the cases, the scenario changes and we must make both our demands on the authorities and care. The chief of staff of the Ministry contacted our union and confirmed that by noon today we would have a protocol.
From ATE we consider that an extraordinary CyMAT session should be called immediately, the urgent implementation of a protocol, monitoring of close contacts, cleaning of the Ministry, control of the circulation of personnel and face-to-face work only of essential equipment ” .