3rd April 2020
As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, many contracting hotspots are taking action in order to prevent and mitigate the effects of the virus. Here is the latest information from Argentina, as of 31st March 2020.
Argentina: What do you need to know?
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez said on Sunday that the country would extend a mandatory nationwide quarantine period until the middle of April in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has killed over 30,000 people worldwide.
The quarantine, which restricts non-essential workers from leaving their homes apart from to buy groceries or medicines, has seen the South American country’s streets virtually emptied, while its major grains industry has faced some disruption.
The tough measure was initially until the end of March. It will now be in place until the end of the Easter Holy Week, Fernandez said, which would mean it would be lifted on April 12.
The following individuals will be exempted from the measures:
- Those involved in the operations of transportation of goods, by air, land, sea, river and lake.
- Those who are carriers and crew members of ships and aircraft.
- Those involved with the operation of flights and sanitary transfers.
- Those who at the time of publication of are in transit with a return
- Flights to the country and planned entry within 48 hours.
While this is the current situation regarding Argentina, things are changing every day, and we encourage contractors and recruiters to pay attention to information from the relevant authorities before making any decisions. Should there be any interruption to your assignment or working life – 6CATS will be here to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.