Cancun, Q.R. — The government of Argentina has said they are suspending flights from Mexico, Brazil and Chile due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. Over the weekend, Argentinean officials announced that as of March 27, they began with the suspension of all flights from Brazil, Mexico and Chile as a measure to stop the spread of new variants of Covid-19.
This decision was announced by the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, which he noted, were in addition to other flight restrictions announced on March 13, after the country announced reductions in air frequencies with Brazil and Chile.
Cafiero said that the new restrictions are in addition to the suspension of flights from the UK.
“Argentina continues with a high number of cases and we also see that the region, neighboring countries are with a community and sustained circulation of these new strains that are much more contagious and lethal,” said the official.
He said Brazil and Chile are border countries that have an alarming community circulation of the Manaus strain. Mexico was added due to the recent incident that saw Buenos Aries grad students return from Cancun infected with covid.
In the last 24 hours, Argentina has reported 8,238 new infections and 146 deaths. The nation has accumulated 2.2 million positive cases and 55,092 fatalities, according to their Ministry of Health.