20 March 2020 – Required all non-essential services to close

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Argentine Government required all non-essential services to close from 20 March 2020. Essential services are those which support the necessities of life, and businesses which support those services.

Those services include healthcare, supermarkets, fuel stations, pharmacies, waste removal, post and couriers, internet and telecommunications, and certain state services.

Essential services are required to operate in a way that minimises the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including shift-based working, staggered meal breaks, flexible leave arrangements and physical distancing.
Full details here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/medidas-gobierno