April 27, 20 - 12:18 pm - LABS

Argentina extends lockdown for large cities but reduces measures for smaller ones

During the weekend, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced that the social, preventive, and compulsory isolation is extended in the country until May 10th, 2020.

Fernández during an announcement recorded and shown over the weekend with the new measures. Photo: Screenshot.

Large urban agglomerates are the places with the highest risk of virus transmission. For this reason, all urban agglomerates of more than 500,000 inhabitants in the country will continue to comply with the mandatory isolation measures as they did during the last fifteen days.

Unlike the previous extensions, Fernández announced that the governors will have greater power to provide flexibilities in conglomerates with less than 500,000 inhabitants.

In addition, maximum one-hour leisure walks were enabled in areas surrounding homes throughout the country.