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30 days to slow the spread Since tonight we have decided to implement a 30-day domiciliary quarantine for the country,” Bukele said in a message on the national network.
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced this Saturday a household quarantine for 30 days starting tonight, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the covid-19-causing coronavirus.
“Since tonight we have decided to decree a domicile quarantine for 30 days,” Bukele announced on the national network.
The president warned that whoever violates this quarantine will be detained and sent for a month to a containment center.
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Bukele justified the measure on the basis of a mathematical projection, according to which, if the contagion is not put to a halt by the end of May, more than three million Salvadorans will have been infected and the health system will have collapsed.
The head of state acknowledged that the measure is harsh, but alleged that other decisions taken were also criticized and demonstrated their effectiveness in delaying the entry into the country of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The president reported that this Saturday 99 people at risk of infection and three suspects with symptoms of the disease were examined, and all the tests were negative.
“The measures have been very successful, the level of what we managed to retain the disease gave us time to educate the population,” emphasized the president.
El Salvador registered its first imported case of covid-19 last Wednesday, and on Thursday two more were confirmed.
Since March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the covid-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus strain, SARS-CoV-2, detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, as a pandemic.
According to calculations by the American John Hopkins University, more than 307,200 cases of infection were recorded worldwide, including more than 13,000 deaths. More than 92,300 people recovered.