The head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, gave a press conference after meeting held yesterday by his Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, with his peers from the Nation and province of Buenos Aires
. Rodriguez Larreta stated that it is “worrying” that in the last 15 days the circulation in the City has increased by 22 percent, for which he announced that controls on public transportation will be intensified.
“There is a fact that worries and that is that the circulation increased throughout the Metropolitan Area, especially in public transport, which is always a risky place because many people gather. Therefore, It was agreed to be stricter in control and that public transport is only for essential workers“, he indicated.
He assured that what works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus is “to test, detect and isolate.” “The cases increase because we increase the tests. Today the R (to how many people infects an infected person) is 1.13”, said Rodríguez Larreta, who He praised the effectiveness of the DetectAr Program, which searches house to house for suspected cases and its close ties to isolate.
“We know that the quarantine has been long but thanks to that we add more intensive care beds and we are better prepared for a possible increase in cases”, said the head of Government at the press conference. “In addition, with the quarantine we avoid the exponential growth of the disease, as happened in the United States and Brazil and other countries in Europe,” added the official.