Chile tightens restrictions after detecting a case of the brand new pressure of coronavirus

The contaminated is a Chilean girl who arrived on a flight from Spain. He had been to London earlier than.

A Chilean girl who was in London introduced the brand new pressure of the coronavirus that circulates in Nice Britain to Chile, Undersecretary of Well being Paula Daza reported on Tuesday. For that motive, the Authorities determined to tighten the restrictions within the trans-Andean nation.

This variant of the virus is presumed to be way more contagious though it has not been confirmed, up to now, that it’s extra deadly.

Daza specified that the lady was in Nice Britain and arrived in Chile on a flight of the industrial airline Iberia from Madrid on December 21. The following day he boarded a neighborhood airline and traveled to Temuco, 700 kilometers south of Santiago.

The girl, whose identification was not disclosed, was admitted to a hospital in her commune, as had been her shut contacts.

As well as, she is being “strictly monitored by well being personnel”, as are her closest contacts, who had been transferred to the hospital in her commune.

Daza defined that the case was detected as a result of the lady examined optimistic on December 23 to detect the virus taken on the airport. Upon studying that it had been to Britain, a pattern was used to “determine the variant … (which) is similar as discovered within the UK,” he added.

Chile closed the air terminal on December 20 to all flights from Nice Britain and foreigners who’ve been in that nation in current weeks. “This individual is a Chilean who returned by Madrid,” Daza mentioned.

The authorities They’re in search of all of the passengers who traveled on the identical flight to Temuco. The passengers who traveled from Madrid along with her have already been recognized.

The federal government of Chile established, as a transitory measure, that from December 31, all Chileans and foreigners who enter the nation should quarantine for 10 days.

This information was recognized simply because the Chilean authorities monitor “daily” the potential for a second border closure to stop new outbreaks of coronavirus, International Minister Andrés Allamand defined in the present day.

The official assured that up to now there’s solely an entry restriction to the nation to “individuals from the UK” and that within the case of different individuals who come to Chile “the one licensed entrance gate is the Arturo Merino Benítez airport” in Santiago.

The Chancellor additionally requested “to keep up as a lot as attainable the measures similar to these taken within the Metropolitan Area”, in relation to the quarantine that governs weekends as a result of enhance in instances, and known as on individuals to “be cautious, prudent and rigorously preserve the measures which might be being adopted “.

Within the final 24 hours, 1,958 new infections and 45 deaths had been reported in Chile, in accordance with the newest steadiness introduced by the Ministry of Well being.

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