Epidemiologist Catterina Ferreccio, assured that the expert group had been more cautious and that, to begin the decon confinement, traceability should be strengthened and all the infrastructure mounted in Santiago.
La epidemióloga y miembro del consejo asesor del Minsal en COVID-19, Catterina Ferreccio, ensured that the ‘Quarantine’ to the ‘Transition stage’ in seven communes in the Metropolitan region and two in Valparaiso was not a recommendation given by them.
No, we don't advise it (…) Nosotros hemos sido más cautelosos y pensábamos que había que fortalecer la trazabilidad y tener toda la infraestructura de ella en la región Metropolitana”, explicó la experta en conversación con 24 AM.
In addition, precisó que el grupo de expertos estaba más consensuado en otorgar primeropermisos para adultos mayores, para los niños”, y luego ir ampliándolos.
In this sense, la epidemióloga aseguró que las cifras disminuyeron en las últimas semanasporque nos encerramos. By being locked up, the virus couldn't get out and couldn't infect anyone else (…) In Santiago we are not with zero cases. We're all going to start dating., we're going to answer with other people, and that we keep this downward trend, va a depender de que mantengamos un estricto distanciamiento social”.
On the other hand, Ferreccio argued that to avoid a big res up, and have one that the country can properly attend to, la ciudadanía debemantener el distanciamiento total al máximo, mientras el sistema de salud termina de montar el sistema de trazabilidad”.
Regarding traceability, the epidemiologist asserted that this must be local, because you need closeness with the people who are tracked. For this reason, se debenentregar recursos, y que sea la atención primaria y los municipios que hagan la trazabilidad cotidiana”.
Finally, assured that the entire tracking system needed to work in the Metropolitan region, as this will allow the possible new cases to be followed, this being the most powerful tool for the regrow ate to be controlled.

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