We are not health professionals but in this article, we will give you an update about the current situation in Buenos Aires due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.
What is canceled, what are the restrictions, and how’s life continue in Buenos Aires city. We give you also a small overview of what’s going on in Argentina. Let’s take a look into the life of Porteños during this crisis.
Coronavirus in Buenos Aires: the latest update
Well, how’s life going in Buenos Aires city? Pretty normal to say. The social life of many porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) continues as normal. Public transport is operating normally and stores are open and have enough stock for the upcoming weeks.
Nevertheless, the residents are aware of what the coronavirus means for the world and some are following the recommendations of the Argentinian government. But so far we don’t see any direct effect on life in Buenos Aires. People are walking around, and going to restaurants.
The President of Argentina announced on March 12, 2020 that all flights from the USA, Europe, and other high-risk zones are going to be canceled for a period of 30 days. Also, domestic flights are canceled during the holiday weekend to discourage people to travel around and lower down the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The government is doing a good job. Putting some restrictions such as not too many people on public transport, museums are closed, events are canceled, no cinema, …
There are some tourists in Buenos Aires but if you came from a high-risk zone or visited it for the last 14 days? Then you need to go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
What is closed due to the Coronavirus?
The hop-on-hop-off bus in Buenos Aires doesn’t operate. Museums and public places where many people are coming together are closed. Also, most of the tango shows are canceled up to further notice.
Let’s see how it continues in the city.