The Ministry of Health (Minsal) responded to a noisy complaint Renca Mayor Claudio Castro, World Health Organization He revealed that the National Tourism Service (Sernatur) took 33 older adults from the community on a trip to Coquimbo, when one of them tested positive for Covid-19.
In this respect, Under Secretary of Public Health, Paula Daza He pointed out that in the framework of the balance due to the rise of the coronavirus, the matter is already in the hands of the Seremi of the Metropolitan Region, who will be investigating.
“The Ministry of Health is carrying out the epidemiological investigation. Close contacts are isolated and awaiting PCR results from the people who made the trip. “, He said.
However, when asked about the eventual irregular situation of the trip, Daza explained: “Older adults can move like everyone else between clauses from stage 3 to step 4, as long as they respect the sanitary measures.”
Yesterday, after the information was known, the Sernatur he noted that this trip “was coordinated in accordance with the provisions of the Step by Step Plan and under challenging protocols and sanitary measures established by the Ministry of Health, also ensured the protection of all passengers during the journey process”, detailed that “all tourism service providers operating the Senior Holiday program are registered with Sernatur and are reviewed by Service professionals prior to each trip to verify compliance with the required measures.”
The Service added that They contacted the two affected, who are at home, as well as the other participants of the trip, who each, according to the entity, carried out PCR testing.
The mayor of Castro said this Saturday that he yesterday addressed the situation with Paris. In addition, he noted that “this is the State of Chile in official activity where a high-risk trip is invited (…) I think these missions have to end.”