26 April 2020 – Lockdown extended for two more weeks to 10 May

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision taken by President Alberto Fernandez and members of his Cabinet, after meeting with the Special COVID 19 Sanitary Advisor Committee

Overview: The president extended the COVID 19 lockdown for two more weeks until May 10th. The decree, however, allows some degrees of relaxation of the lockdown in several provinces where there is a controlled community spread and the appearance of new cases has doubling period greater than 15 days. The exceptions to the lockdown do not include activities that involve meetings close contacts of many people such as public meetings, schools, theaters and musical events, commercial stores (except essential stores involving food, medical supplies and pharmacies). In cities and towns with less than 500,000 inhabitants
Full details here: https://www.ambito.com/politica/decreto/que-dice-el-decreto-que-extiende-la-cuarentena-al-10-mayo-n5098420

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Number of Covid 19 cases continues to grow although at a reduced pace. Many provinces have had a small number of positive cases and negligible community spread.