Argentina‘s government decided to extend the coronavirus quarantine for the next three weeks, up until October 11. It will be enforced tightly in some inland provinces which are witnessing a worrying increase in cases.
“However much we wish to return to normal, the pandemic is far from being overcome,” President Alberto Fernández said, adding that he had recently met provincial governors to discuss the problem.
The Health Ministry confirmed an additional 11,945 new cases of Covid-19 had been recorded over the preceding 24 hours, lifting the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 613,658. Another 197 fatalities were registered over the same period, lifting the death toll to 12,656.