The governor of Chubut, Mariano Arcioni, said he would "sleep, eat and even live in Epuyén with pleasure" during his visit to that mountainous city by the hantavirus outbreak, which has left 10 dead, 28 confirmed cases and 81 people in mandatory isolation.
"It is not good to generate a psychosisThat's why I'm here. I came personally with part of my office to bring peace of mind, "the official said during a press conference he offered after hearing a report from the multisectoral table, which serves the reported outbreak on 3 December last.
Norma has a mini market in Epuyén. Due to the outbreak of hantavirus, many traders lost the lack of tourists. (Photo: Marcelo Martinez)
Arcioni also confirmed that "he has already instructed the economic team and the authorities of Chubut bank to implement measures to assist tourism entrepreneurs, including to collaborate in this difficult time. "
Data on the presence of tourists in Epuyén have collapsed and it is estimated that in total occupied squares do not reach 20 percent, which "Do not expect to revert in the coming weeks", whereby It would be a tourist season "by forgetfulness", according to creditors consulted by Telam.
The contingency table that was created after declaring the hantavirus outbreak is composed of technical teams and authorities from the province's Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health of the Nation, the National Malbrán Institute and the Esquel Health Program Area, which includes rural hospitals in the Andean region.