With an operation of more than 300 people, the fifth day of interviews with residents of Villa Azul was completed on Tuesday, where 53 new cases were registered this Tuesday. Thus, the number of coronavirus infected amounts to 145. In addition, the results of more than 80 studies carried out on people with symptoms are expected.
Doctors, nurses and volunteers made the tour house by house in this settlement located between Quilmes and Avellaneda to interview residents in order to detect possible suspects of having COVID-19.
The neighborhood is in strict isolation from this Monday and a strong police and health professionals presence dawned.
As part of the Detect Program, health promoters began the visit wearing a special white suit, boot covers, gloves, sanitary chinstraps, and goggles.
According to the census of popular neighborhoods carried out by the province of Buenos Aires in 2018, about 3,200 people live in Villa Azul.
The Community Development Ministry delivered bags with fifteen kilos of food, between preserves and vegetables, according to an operation that included the collaboration of the Army for the distribution of food.
However, the neighbors denounced before the cameras of Telenoche that the rations are not enough. “They give us 50 bags of merchandise for 80 families,” said Dante, a neighbor.
From the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, they indicated that people are “interviewed at home” to find out if they have or had symptoms related to the coronavirus, and swabbing to those who present cough, feverish state, respiratory problems and muscular pain, among others.
Four SAME ambulances they were prepared in the area to make a referral to a hospital, if required.
For his part, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Daniel Gollán, reported that in the Itatí neighborhood, in the Quilmes party and located in front of Villa Azul, seven cases of coronavirus were confirmed and assured that this Thursday the Detect Program will begin there.
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