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End of hantavirus isolation: Mayor Epuyen lifted restrictive measures



Mayor of Epuyen, Antonio Reato, reported on the lifting of most of the restrictive measures imposed on his residents after the outbreak of the hantavirus. In addition, he mentioned the "health, social and economic" impact of this disease.

"The mood of the population is better and from this Friday, February 1, I will raise almost all the restrictive measures that were issued by the resolution," explained the community boss, which would mean that the ban on meeting, the restriction is ineffective. plans and use of a chin strap in public places.

Decision 007/2019 will therefore be amended to make the conditions set at the beginning of January more flexible. Before the outbreak of the virus, the Epuyen authorities decided to "suspend all group activities for forty consecutive days".

On the other hand, Reato said the inspections in non-ventilated areas will continue: "We will maintain minimal care in closed locations for about 10 days until mid-February, because if we stick with as much as it will not last longer."

"The problem of the hanto improves," the mayor said, "and the situation is hopeful because you notice it on the street, in the supermarket, especially because there are no other patients since the intensity of care, many emerge from selective isolation and very few will be left for the next week. "

On the other hand, Reato complained about the damage caused by the disease: "The impact was first, then social and finally economic, because it affected tourism, an important source of income for us and the region in general." "The bomb has hit us completely," he concluded.

After the outbreak reported in early December, 31 cases of hantavirus were confirmed in Chubut. 11 people died as a result of long-marrow transmitted disease.


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