Argentina calls for compliance with anti-COVID-19 measures amid ongoing outbreak

BUENOS AIRES (Xinhua) – Argentine authorities on Friday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic was not over and urged people to follow official recommendations to mitigate the spread of the disease.

“The pandemic is not over in any country, so it is very important that we continue to comply with the recommendations,” the country’s Health Ministry Secretary of Access to Health Carla Vizzotti said at a press conference.

Districts under ‘Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation’, known as its Spanish acronym ASPO, “should try to reduce the circulation of people as much as possible”, she said.

Districts under Social, Preventive and Obligatory Distancing, or DISPO, should “continue to be careful with the two metres (of social distancing), the face mask, the ventilation of spaces, and opt for outdoor activities”, she added.

Anyone with such symptoms as fever, cough, sore throat, headache or muscle ache, respiratory distress, sudden loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhoea or vomiting, should consult health professionals and avoid contact with other people, said Vizzotti.

Most of the country entered the DISPO stage on Monday, which will run until November 29.