The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Poe. EFE / Raul Martinez / Archive
Uruguay’s president, Luis Lacalle Poe, announced the suspension of membership on Tuesday Commitment to school enrollment in the country due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
Measures It will not be optional for secondary education in the municipality of Rivera, which borders Brazil and is the hardest hit in the country, While other jurisdictions may take decisions of the same nature if they are suggested by local health authorities and after consultation with national authorities. Will continue until Tourism Week, Which takes place in the South American country during Holy Week (this year from March 28 to April 4).
We want to change the relationship between youth and the educational system as little as possible. We don’t want the link that worsened so much last year to be lostThe president said this at a press conference from the Executive Tower.
The announcement seeks to mitigate the progression of COVID-19 in Uruguay, which as of Tuesday has recorded five consecutive days with more than 1,000 daily cases. Today’s report reported 916 new positive results and 8 deaths, bringing the total to 73,770 and 725, respectively.. Currently 10,461 people are suffering from disease and 135 of them are in intensive care.
In response to a question about the recent increase in the number of cases, the President said that “perhaps” there was “relaxation” and that “there is no measure against not caring for the person.” ”It is clear that there must be compatibility between the situation in the country, the measures of the government and the individual behavior of the people.“, He expressed.
On the other hand, Lacali Bo confirmed the arrival of more than 1.5 million doses of the vaccine developed by the Chinese Senovac laboratory, and expected that on Wednesday, the country would receive 51 thousand from Pfizer-Biontech. The president said by adding all the immunizations, plus the nearly 200,000 to be purchased through the WHO’s COVAX mechanism, the country would have doses “sufficient for the required immunization for our population.”
Airport and health workers receive a shipment containing 1.5 million doses of the Coronavac vaccine, today at Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo (Uruguay). EFE / Raul Martinez
Uruguay applied just over six doses per 100 inhabitants as of Tuesday, according to statistics compiled by the specialist site. Our world in data. The president noted that the vaccination system “has idle capacity” and thus during Tourism Week, all people between the ages of 18 and 70 may be vaccinated. Will be among them. “I want all of you at the vaccination center. I am also entering,” he stressed. “We lack weapons, we cannot lack”.
In the country, the vaccination phase for education workers, police, firefighters, military and INAU workers in activity, customs officers from the first line of control at airports, ports and dry borders, people suffering from chronic hemodialysis and on the waiting list for transplantation, general population ranging Their ages are between 55 and 59 years old, health workers are first-line.
On March 22, a vaccine developed by Pfizer will begin to apply to those over the age of 80.
Uruguay has recorded its record of daily infections and active cases of COVID-19