The head of Epuyén, Antonio Reato, announced that as of Friday, they will raise part of the restrictive measures imposed on this town of 4,000 inhabitants, to the northwest of Chubut, where an outbreak of # 39 ; Hantavirus at the beginning of December that caused 11 deaths.
"The soul of the population is better and as of Friday this first February I will raise almost all the restrictive measures that were dictated by resolution, such as the prohibition of meetings, (limitation) of # 39 ; schedules and the use of barbecues in public places, "Reato told Télam.
The communal chief explained that "we will keep the minimum care in the closed places for about 10 days, until mid-February, because if we hold as much as we will not hold a bit more."
In response to the outbreak of hantavirus and the growing number of cases, totaling 31 in Chubut, Reato's management had resolved in early January "the suspension of all group activities for the forty days running" due to " Health warning imposed in relation to hysterovirus interhuman infections. "
In addition, "all the group activities in provincial institutional spaces within the municipal fabric, with the exception of the dependencies of the Ministry of Health," were suspended, by resolution 007/2019, which will be modified to make these conditions more flexible.
The attorney told Télam that "the Hanta theme is improving and the situation is hopeful so that one can notice it in the street, at the shops, at the supermarket, especially since there are no longer more patients in intensive care since On the weekend, many are leaving the selective isolation and for the next week there will be very few. "
"The bomb hit us completely," Reato said, referring to the "impact that was first healthcare, then social and finally economic, because it affected tourism, which is an important source of income for us and for the region in general ".
The restrictive measures announced by the intendant earlier this month on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health were accompanied by different public distributions such as the court of Pau, which depends on the judicial power of Chubut, which suspended the Wedding performance until new notice.
The Patagonian province exacerbated the prevention measures that included the selective isolation of nearly 100 people considered part of the "epidemiological link," to be relatives or people close to those who had infected the virus , many of which were already released. (Telam)