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Responsibility called for in Uruguay facing spread of Covid-19

Responsibility called for in Uruguay facing spread of Covid-19

Montevideo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan infectious disease specialist Julio Medina called today to be responsible in the context of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of Covid-19, in a message to those who return from abroad, at a time of detection of outbreaks and gradual increase in cases.
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He assured that the number of travelers who fail to comply with the obligation of PCR tests and days of quarantine is a problem. He recalled that the Delta variant of the virus is already in more than 174 countries and ‘we have had it here for more than two months now’.

Medina considered that the detection of an outbreak of the disease at University Clinics Hospital, is a call for attention, that such virus strain circulates in the community, since it was transmitted by a visitor and ended up infecting patients, doctors and nurses.

‘We are talking about a variant that is very efficient to be transmitted because of its mutations and as it happened in other countries it spreads slowly and then there is a more important outbreak’, he explained on television.

The director of the Infectious Diseases Department compared it to the transmission of chickenpox, and warned that ‘the greatest problem will be for those who are not vaccinated’.

Although Uruguay registers generally favorable figures on the control of the pandemic, the Health Ministry verified in recent days a gradual rise in the infected, which today amounted to 1,727 active cases.

The government authorized the reopening of shows, sports competitions with increased capacity, parties and other public events, as well as the borders.

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