The Minister of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires, Nicolás Kreplak, recommended the use of chinstraps in closed spaces due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 that has affected Argentina for a few days.
In the last few hours, the Governor of the Province, Axel Kicillof, announced the free administration of the fourth dose against COVID-19 for those over 18 years of age and explained that anyone can go to the vaccination centers of the jurisdiction because the benefit is federal and allows to stop the advance of the virus.
The authorities pointed out that it is time to be more careful, because the wave of COVID-19 It advances quickly and it is necessary to take the maximum precautions.
You have to wear a chinstrap again in closed places, you have to ventilate. Winter begins and the risk situation will last a few months.
It is unknown if the new wave of coronavirus It will be the same or stronger than that registered in January, when the testing centers were saturated and there was a great absenteeism from work due to the number of infections; however, hospitalizations did not increase because more than 80% of the population is vaccinated against the disease.
What do the authorities recommend?
Nicolás Kreplak recalled the protection measures that govern in the health context. Individually, the use of a mask, alcohol gel and regular hand washing are suggested.; globally, it is important to continue with the vaccination campaign and motivate the population to come for reinforcements.
When a person has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 it is important to isolate immediately for the next five days. Meanwhile, the five days after, you must maintain more severe care such as not approaching people who are at greater risk if they become infected.