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NEWSLETTER - COVID 19 - ARGENTINE MEASURES

New Extension of the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation

On June 8, Decree 520/2020 (the “Decree”) was published in the Official Gazette, extending the term of the “Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation” up to and including June 28, 2020, for the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, the Department of San Fernando of the Province of Chaco, the Departments of Bariloche and General Roca of the Province of Río Negro, the Department of Rawson of the Province of Chubut, the City of Córdoba and its urban agglomerate in the Province of Córdoba, with the same limitations that have been in force since March 20, 2020 by order of Decree 297/2020.

For the remaining cities and provinces, the Decree establishes the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Distancing, which implies that people can circulate, work and carry out their activities as long as they stay two meters away from each other. All the activities that reopen must be reorganized to guarantee compliance with the Social Distancing and the mandatory use of facemasks, hand hygiene, room ventilation and surface disinfection. In closed places, no more than 10 people may meet, complying with the distancing, and never exceeding the cap of occupation of 50% of the capacity of the respective place and following the protocols. Tourism activities may not be carried out, and the use of public transport will be allowed only for people who must carry out an essential activity.

For the entire country, on-site classes have been suspended at all levels, anyone who is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 may not circulate, certain people at risk are exempted from attending their workplace, and non-resident foreigners are prohibited from entering the country until June 28.

Extension of the agreement between the Industrial Union and the General Labor Confederation


Resolution 475/2020 of the Argentine Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security was published in the Official Gazette, which establishes the 60-day extension of the agreement signed between the Argentine Industrial Union (employers) and the General Labor Confederation (employees), referring to the terms for the approval of agreements for suspensions, which are agreed within the context of section 223 bis of the Labor Contract Law.
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