"At the moment, in Argentina most of the cases are imported," said a statement from the Health Ministry. "Local transmission is detected in conglomerates and a case of possible community transmission that is under investigation is being identified."
In total there are now 266 confirmed cases of the new Covid-19 coronavirus in Argentina. Four fatalities have been recorded to date – two in the capital, one in Chaco and one in Luján, Buenos Aires Province.
Along with Buenos Aires City, a total of 15 provinces have now registered confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Argentina (Santa Cruz, Tucumán, Buenos Aires Province, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Salta, Jujuy, Chaco, Río Negro, Tierra del Fuego, Corrientes, Misiones, Neuquén, Mendoza and Santiago del Estero).
Globally, the total number fo coronavirus cases worldwide has risen more than 300,000, according to a tally by John Hopkins University, which tracks cases using numbers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other sources.
Peak on way, say City officials
Diego Santilli, the deputy mayor of Buenos Aires City, said Monday that the capital is "prepared for the peak of cases to arrive."