“If we want to descend to objective levels of public security, we must sacrifice Holy Week,” said the President of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, in February. Asturias has been ranking as one of the toughest communities for months when it comes to applying restrictive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “The region has not had the upswings that other areas have had thanks to the fact that the restrictions have been maintained,” explains epidemiologist Daniel López Acuña, former director of Health Assistance in Crisis at the WHO. “The situation in other nearby communities is one of an increase in cases and a fourth wave,” Rafael Cofiño, director of Public Health of the Principality, commented this Thursday at a press conference. “In other nearby regions restrictive measures have been established again and this is a scenario that we cannot lose sight of in the coming months,” added the head of Health. Despite the fact that infections continue to rise in the region, the regional government has decided to begin to relax its restrictive policy.