Department of Politics
Posted on 4 May 2020
Well done to PhD candidate Matt Barlow, his blog "Debt and more debt: The cost of the response to COVID-19 in Argentina" has been published on DiscoverSociety.org.
The blog looks at how Argentina, implemented an economic and social lockdown as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic with speed and a concise directive; to remain indoors. Strict quarantine measures for international arrivals [from high-risk areas] preceded a complete border closure. The shutdown of schools and the curtailment of major economic activities completed the initial part of the government’s crisis response. The pandemic would be an early test for the new administration.