The mayor of Epuyén, Antonio Reato, reported the lifting of most of the restrictive measures imposed on its inhabitants after the hantavirus outbreak. In addition, he referred to the "health, social and economic" impact that the disease had.
"The mood of the population is better and starting this Friday, first of February I will lift almost all measures restrictive measures that have been dictated by the resolution, "said the community leader. In this way, banning meetings, limiting schedules and using chinstraps in public places will not have effect.
Thus, resolution 007/2019 will be modified to ease the conditions imposed in early January. Prior to the outbreak of the virus, the Epuyén authorities had suspension of all group activities for the period of forty consecutive days ".
On the other hand, Reato stated that Controls in unventilated places will continue: "We will keep the minimum care indoors for about 10 days until mid-February, because if we put up with it as much as we can not take it any longer."
"The Hanta issue is improving," said the mayor, "and the situation is hopeful because you notice it in the street, in the shops, in the supermarket, especially because there are no more intensive treatment patients since the weekend, many are emerging from selective isolation and very few will be left for next week. "
On the other hand, Reato lamented the damage caused by the disease: "The impact was first RestroomSo Social and finally economicbecause it affected us tourism, which is an important source of income for us and the region in general. "" The bomb hit us directly, "he added.
After the outbreak declared in early December, 31 cases of hantavirus They were confirmed in Chubut. 11 people died as a consequence of the disease transmitted by the long-tailed rat.