Fact-checked by: Chequeado

2020/09/08 | Argentina

FALSE: The decree establishing the quarantine was planned to last 1 year

Explanation: A post circulates on Facebook that indicates that when the quarantine was imposed for the first time "a decree for one year had already been signed." This is false, since although the decree of the National Executive Power that accompanies the posting establishes "a period of one year" and is real, it does not refer to mandatory isolation but to "public emergency in health matters." The decree that established the quarantine was published 7 days later and was valid until March 30, although "this period can be extended for as long as it is considered necessary."

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This false claim originated from: Facebook

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