Argentina: Joggers, Cyclists back on Buenos Aires streets as outdoor exercise allowed again

Joggers, cyclists, power walkers and roller skaters took back the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday night after outdoor exercise restrictions were lifted. The restrictions had been in place as a measure to combat the coronavirus outbreak. After almost 80 days without outdoor public exercise, Buenos Aires' fitness fanatics laced up their sneakers, many donned their face masks, and flooded the streets. «It's time to return, we need to change the air a little, we have been locked up for more than 70 days, I don't know how long, 80 days even, and the truth is that we needed it for our health and well-being too,» said local resident Alan Veraja. Physical activities such as those seen in the footage are now allowed for groups of two people between 8 p.m and 8 a.m. Some extra police presence can be seen in the footage, this is due to fears for the safety of those running through the city at night. Argentina has recorded 23,620 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Nationwide, there have been 693 deaths related to the virus thus far.

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