Argentina to Lift COVID-19 Bans as Cases and Deaths go Down

Argentina’s government will be lifting almost all COVID-19 restrictions after the number of deaths decreased in recent months.

Presidential Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur said that if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decrease, it could be the “end of the pandemic.”

“If the numbers of coronavirus infections continue like this, we could say we are experiencing the end of the pandemic,” Manzur said.

Argentina will relax strict border restrictions, allow greater economic activity, and eliminate the requirement that people wear face masks outside.

Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti stated that loosening the laws will allow greater economic, industrial, and commercial operations in restricted areas.

“We are in a very positive moment. We know that the pandemic has not ended. We have to maintain care,” Vizzotti said.

“We are moving toward the full recovery of activities,” Vizzotti added.

Argentina has administered more than 49 million doses. More than 20 million people out of its population of about 45 million have been fully vaccinated.

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