With closures, the City began to restrict nighttime activity – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

The City of Buenos Aires yesterday began to implement the closure of gastronomic establishments and the prohibition of cultural and entertainment activities from 1 in the morning, within the framework of the guidelines to regulate night-time traffic established by the national government last Friday in light of the significant increase in Covid-19 cases.

After the national authorities determined that the way in which the new measures would be applied would be left to the governors, the Buenos Aires government specified that since yesterday the commercial, gastronomic, cultural and entertainment activities must remain closed between 1 and 6 the morning, except for pharmacies.

Further, reduced the number of people who can stay together from 20 to 10 in social gatherings both in open and closed spaces. Public transport will continue to be reserved for essential workers and for those who were already authorized to use it.

On Saturday afternoon the first night operations began to control compliance with the protocols in gastronomic establishments and green spaces. In total, three stores were closed for different breaches, all in the Palermo neighborhood.

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The deputy head of government Diego Santilli was in charge of making the announcement last Friday at a press conference. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is in isolation after he was diagnosed with Covid-19. During the day – revealed Felipe Miguel – he maintained contact with Axel Kicillof, with whom he discussed « the criteria of the different measures to be adopted ».

Within the framework of the new restrictions, the City of Buenos Aires ceded gastronomic activities and entertainment, but, as El Cronista had advanced, it did not advance in the imposition of a night ‘curfew’. « There will be no restriction on circulation »Santilli clarified emphatically. Instead, he promised that controls would be strengthened to avoid crowds.

The Buenos Aires deputy head of government acknowledged that « there is an exponential increase in cases. » We have an average of 350 daily cases in the last weeks to today (Friday), 942 cases. « In addition, he stressed that » people with lower risk are being infected, but they infect people with higher risk.

Meanwhile, the Buenos Aires government also established the night time restriction as of today between 1 and 6 in the morning in the districts that are in phase 3 and 4. There are 118 municipalities, including Mar del Plata and Pinamar, which will suspend all commercial, artistic, sports, cultural, social and recreational activity in that time slot and will limit to 10 people social encounters in closed and open spaces.

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