The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, has advocated on Tuesday for closing Madrid. Aguado has defended that it is necessary to close the perimeter of the region before the two bridges that will be produced in November: the Todos los Santos and La Almudena. This is how he will transfer it this Wednesday in the Governing Council, he has advanced in an interview on Telecinco.
“From my point of view, mobility has to be restricted and Madrid closed,” said the Madrid vice president. For Aguado, it is necessary to “lower the curve drastically” to be able to arrive at Christmas “with some hope” as well as continue on the path of lowering cases. “There are two bridges in which historically there is a lot of mobility and it is important to restrict mobility,” he defended. However, he has recognized that once again it will depend on what President Isabel Díaz Ayuso decides. “I will propose it to the Governing Council tomorrow but it is a task that falls to her,” he said.
The government chaired by Isabel Díaz Ayuso is still evaluating whether to close the region or part of it now that the state of alarm approved in the Council of Ministers this Sunday offers that possibility to the autonomies to contain the spread of the virus. The Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, assured this Monday in an interview in Onda Madrid that at the moment he is still studying “if this bridge will be able to leave Madrid” of all the saints of the next end of week.
The head of Health did not want to get wet and explained that the regional government is studying closures by districts in the case of the capital, closure of cities and even the entire autonomy but that for now it is not a decision taken. “The expansion of restrictions such as a perimeter closure will be conditioned to the increase in the number of cases and how the basic health area behaves,” said Escudero.