Monday, August 3, 2020

I will not be liable if COVID-19 contagions increase for resuming activities: Barbosa

The entity’s governor indicated that most of the infections of the new coronavirus strain occur in the metropolitan area. Puebla Governor Miguel Barbosa said Thursday that he will not be held responsible if COVID-19 infections in the entity increase due to the resumption of activities. “I am not going to bear the responsibility for what happens if when the entire productive scheme returns here in the city, the main focus of contagion. Everything is lost and an uncontrollable contagion outbreak comes (…) So, we are going to to see where the decision came from and what margin they leave to the state governments to solve things, what do they think? That I am a beginner? That I do not understand? “he sentenced at a press conference.

Barbosa responded in this way to the statement made by the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, that the state health authorities can make the decisions that seem most appropriate to them to resume work activities in their territories once the National Day ends. from Sana Distancia. In the last 24 hours, Puebla registered 50 new cases of coronavirus and 20 deaths from the disease, he added.

The governor of Puebla explained that the greatest number of cases in the last day occurred in the metropolitan area, with 33, stressing that the peak of contagion in the entity is high, so that the measures of confinement and healthy distance will continue . With the latest figures, they would add 1,230 cases and a total of 274 deaths (more than 20 percent of infections). As for the hospital infrastructure to treat the disease, only two Extended Service Health Centers will be converted to COVID-19: Cholula and San Sebastián de Aparicio.

Source: El Financiero

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