[58], On 3 July, The Governor of the Province of Catamarca confirmed its first case within the province. [104], On 31 May, it was announced that Argentine scientists were also working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, a project subsidized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. Dec [47] In the night of 10 April, Fernández confirmed that the lockdown would be extended until 26 April in major cities,[10] and that the flexibilisation of restrictions in zones with lesser risk would be analysed. [204][205] Over 10,000 students in San Juan became the first to return to face-to-face classes through social distancing on 10 August. [14] May ended with 16,838 confirmed cases, 539 deaths and 5,323 recoveries. 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A prolonged lockdown for the city was announced on 29 June after a spike in Covid-19 cases, with non-essential shops and schools closed. [44], On 19 March, President Alberto Fernández announced a mandatory lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. Senior Tories oppose ‘rushed’ bid to free MI5 agents to break law on the job, CBS reporter says it’s 'safer reporting in North Korea' than at White House as more Trump officials test positive for Covid-19. As of this date, 65 percent of the total daily confirmed cases come from all the country except the Greater Buenos Aires area, which was the main contagion focus in the past months. [19] Clusters of infections and deaths have occurred in nursing homes, prisons and other detention centers, and urban areas. [80] Three days later, it was announced that the lockdown would continue for another two weeks in provinces with a high number of daily new confirmed cases. 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[251][252], In the Patagonia region, occupations by people referencing themselves as Mapuches also surged amid the pandemic. This was better than the forecast announced by analysts and a smaller drop than in the previous months since the beginning of the pandemic. [18] This was due to a decrease in the number of cases after eight weeks. Argentina on Friday imposed a countrywide lockdown as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the country. On 3 March 2020, the virus was confirmed to have spread to Argentina. Some provinces also require COVID-19 tests with negative result before boarding aircraft or arriving. [118], During the first weeks of the pandemic, people across the country used to applaud from balconies, terraces and windows of their houses and buildings at 9 p.m., in order recognize the effort and work of health professionals, a demonstration similar to the ones that occurred during the pandemic in Spain and Italy. The lockdown, which has been the strictest in the capital Buenos Aires, was due to expire on Sunday. [310] The MotoGP's Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina was also scheduled to take place during the year but was later cancelled on 31 July. The show, called "United for Argentina", included celebrities and famous people from the Argentine media. [303] El Precio Justo's hostess Lizy Tagliani later reported that she was diagnosed positive for COVID-19. When the novel coronavirus first reached Argentina, Andrés Bonicalzi steeled himself for the sacrifices to come. Also, 201 murders (16 less than in 2019), and 120 attacks with injured victims (against 197 from the previous year) were reported. [9], On 23 March, Ministry of Health officials reported the virus was spreading via "community transmission" in the City of Buenos Aires, its surroundings and some cities in Chaco, Tierra del Fuego and Córdoba provinces. 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