To the midday this Wednesday, September 21, the Minister of Health, Ximena Aguileratogether with the undersecretary of Public Health, Christopher Squareand Assistance Networks, Fernando Araoswill lead a meeting of the Interministerial Committee for Pandemic Response, in which will release an update on health measures.
One of the health edges that could be modified during this day would be the mandatory use of masks in closed places, as he advanced a week ago in DNA Today the undersecretary square. “During the coming weeks we will announce the new plan with which the measures will continue, ”said the authority.
“This is the moment in which we can start a process that is responsible, to reevaluate the different measures we have, leaving only those that are really necessary for the epidemiological moment we are experiencing,” added the undersecretary.
This is framed in the positive figures of covid-19 registered in recent weeks, where a decrease in new cases of about 40% has been reported, and that has led various communes in the country to advance in the plan “We continue to take care of ourselves, step by step”.
Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health reported 1,353 new cases, 0 deaths, a national positivity of 7.31%while active cases decreased to 9,774.
In this way, the discussion on an update of the sanitary measures against covid-19, specifically in the use of masks, it will be given at 12:00 p.m. this Wednesday by the Interministerial Committee for Pandemic Response.