April 19, 20 - 6:55 pm - LABS

Argentina exempts some activities from quarantine

Argentina expanded the commercial and medical activities that exempt workers from complying with a mandatory quarantine for the coronavirus established by the government that, until now, will last until April 26.

According to a new administrative decision, shops without public attendance, scheduled medical and dental care and some public offices may resume work. The quarantine that has forced most of Argentina’s population to stay at home began on March 20. 

The administrative decision also indicates that “production for export” and “specific industrial processes” will also be exempted from quarantine, with prior authorization from the Ministry of Productive Development

Until now, operations were authorized for supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores, veterinarians and the provision of gas cylinders, as well as health, security and transportation personnel.