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Argentina: Buenos Aires increases lockdown measures after rising COVID-19 spread04:44

Argentina: Buenos Aires increases lockdown measures after rising COVID-19 spread

Argentina, Buenos Aires
July 3, 2020 at 02:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

The streets of Argentina's capital looked semi-deserted on Thursday, after local authorities decided to tighten lockdown conditions to tackle a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

Aerial footage shows some the most iconic places in Buenos Aires, such as the Obelisk and Casa Rosada, bereft of the usual crowd, as well as boarded-up restaurants and empty subway stations.

"I hope this is the last one [quarantine] and that it will become more flexible so that people work, people need to work, to earn their living, it's terrible what's happening," said Silvia Carlos, a resident.

Argentine authorities have decreed a tightening of quarantine measures in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). The measures, set to be in place until July 17th, only allow shops deemed essential to open, as well as restricting the number of passengers on public transportation.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, Argentina has registered 67,197 cases of COVID-19, with 1,363 related deaths.

Argentina: Buenos Aires increases lockdown measures after rising COVID-19 spread04:44
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The streets of Argentina's capital looked semi-deserted on Thursday, after local authorities decided to tighten lockdown conditions to tackle a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

Aerial footage shows some the most iconic places in Buenos Aires, such as the Obelisk and Casa Rosada, bereft of the usual crowd, as well as boarded-up restaurants and empty subway stations.

"I hope this is the last one [quarantine] and that it will become more flexible so that people work, people need to work, to earn their living, it's terrible what's happening," said Silvia Carlos, a resident.

Argentine authorities have decreed a tightening of quarantine measures in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). The measures, set to be in place until July 17th, only allow shops deemed essential to open, as well as restricting the number of passengers on public transportation.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, Argentina has registered 67,197 cases of COVID-19, with 1,363 related deaths.

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