esterday afteernoon president Alberto Fernández announced a suite of restrictions driven by the difficult health situation affecting Argentina in these last few weeks. The announcement confirmed closure of bingo rooms and casinos until, at least, Friday 30th of April.
President Fernandez noted that, in the last couple of weeks, “social loosening” grew; this is why he announced measures effective until April 30th that affect circulation, public transport, and tourism, among other areas.
The Government will issue a Necessary and Urgent Decree (DNU by its Spanish acronym) that will restrict transit at nighttime, between midnight and 6 a. m.
This restriction means that, until 11 p. m., food and beverage services will be able to remain open, but between midnight and 6 a. m. general transit will be restricted, and only essential workers will be allowed to be outside.
Casinos, bingos and night clubs must close until April 30th, while cinemas and thatres will keep operating with very limited capacity.
More restrictive measures were suggested for high epidemiological risk areas. Under the nation- wide decree, provinces may only broaden these times and restrictions according to their particular needs, but they must all adhere, at least, to what the president said. “In areas of the country considered to be of lower epidemiological and health risk, governors have the right and responsibility to take early measures to limit circulation and prevent the spreading of the virus”, argued the president when mentioning areas within each province where cases are not yet so worrying.