Covid-19 restrictions in La Paz

Civil Protection has just announced new restrictive measures for the Capital: limited hours for the sale of alcohol and access to beaches, in addition to the return of restrictions to enter the supermarket
After meeting the authorities of the Municipal Civil Protection Council in La Paz, it was determined that a reduction in the hours for the sale of alcohol will be implemented, in addition to reducing the capacity within the beaches and restaurants; in supermarkets and stores only one member per family will be accepted, warned Mayor Rubén Muñoz Álvarez.
“The entrance to supermarkets and department stores is reduced to only one member per family; alcohol sales hours in stores and supermarkets will be reduced until 6:00 pm ”, he said.
Regarding the sale of prepared food, the authority in the municipality of La Paz specified that the hours will be reduced until 10 at night, respecting a capacity of 30%, as established by the health alert system for Coronavirus. 


“For restaurants, which will have a capacity of 30% today, the food sale hours will be until 10:00 pm; as regards the sale of food on public roads, it will also be until 10:00 pm, but it will only be to take the food home ", he commented.
On the other hand, it was detailed that the capacity of public beaches will be 30%, with restricted hours from 7:00 to 19:00; likewise, religious activities, including cinemas, are suspended.
“All social events, parties in public rooms and parties at homes are canceled; in public transport a capacity of only 50% is established and under strict surveillance ”, said Rubén Muñoz.
Finally, in the case of gyms, it was detailed that only outdoor activities will be allowed and that the La Paz boardwalk will be closed in the evening: from the morning to 10 in the morning ”, he added.

It should be noted that the measures will be mandatory from June 23 until June 30, being a week of "observation" on the behavior of the pandemic, as stated by the authority.
Until the morning of this Wednesday, La Paz registers 813 active cases, as well as 731 deaths and 15,062 inhabitants who have recovered from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in the entity.
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The delta variant of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, first detected in India and present in more than 70 countries, is on its way to being the dominant one in the world. This is due to its greater transmission capacity, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, but what do we really know about this variant?
It is 60% more transmissible than alpha. The delta variant is 60% more transmissible than the alpha (first detected in the UK), which in turn was 50% more contagious than the original strain. This variant "is becoming more prominent and dominant in some parts and this is worrying given the information we have about its transmissibility," said the director of Health Emergencies of the WHO, Mike Ryan. 

"It has become apparent that more public health risks are currently associated with B.1.617.2, while lower transmission rates have been observed with the other lineages," WHO reported.
Delta plus, a mutation whose effects are still unknown The detection of a new, more infectious mutation of the coronavirus, the Delta Plus variant, of which 40 cases have already been identified, begins to cause concern in India, which on Wednesday exceeded 30 million infections since the start of the pandemic. 

It is a mutation of the Delta variant identified for the first time in India (B.1.617.2), which is considered largely responsible for the spectacular increase in cases in the Asian country, indicated the Sequencing Consortium of the SARS-CoV-2 genome of India (INSACOG) in a statement. 

The Indian and UK and various other governments have classified the Delta Plus as a "concern variant" due to its higher transmission capacity. The states that have detected their presence should take immediate measures to isolate the sources of infection and increase the number of coronavirus tests, as well as strengthen the vaccination campaign, the Executive said today in a statement.

One dose is not enough. Studies converge on one point: a single dose provides limited protection against the Delta variant. "After a single dose of Pfizer / BioNTech, 79% of people had a detectable antibody response against the original strain, but this dropped to 50% for the Alpha variant, 32% for the Delta variant and 25% for the Beta variant" concludes the laboratory study published in June in The Lancet. 

According to research from the Pasteur Institute, a single dose of AstraZeneca would be "little or not at all effective" against the Delta variant. These trends are confirmed in real life: according to the British authorities, a single dose of either vaccine is 33% effective in preventing the symptomatic form of the disease caused by Delta (and 50% for the Alpha variant). ). 

Among all licensed immunizers, only Janssen's is single-dose. For now, there is no data on your protection against the Delta variant. Vaccination is not enough. To stop the spread of this variant, 60% more transmissible than Alpha according to the British authorities, scientists insist on the importance of full vaccination, with two doses. 

Creating this "block of vaccinated", in the words of the president of the French Scientific Council Jean-François Delfraissy, has a second objective: to prevent other variants from emerging from the population that is partially or not protected at all. The prospect that worries more is the appearance of other mutations of the virus, more resistant to vaccines. But "you don't have to base everything on vaccination," epidemiologist Antoine Flahault told AFP. 

According to him, it is crucial to "keep the virus circulation very low", through the other control measures (barrier gestures, case detection, restriction measures ...), since the more the virus circulates, the more possibilities there are. to mutate and create other variants.