Isabel Díaz Ayuso calls for tougher and “difficult” measures from the Government to stop the advance of the pandemic from the region with fewer restrictions. This was stated this Tuesday by the president of the Community of Madrid in the act that the regional government has prepared to authorize antigen tests in pharmacies and dental clinics as of February 1. Ayuso took advantage of the occasion – as is usual – to charge against the central Executive and against the president: “I want to express my fatigue with the Government of Spain and specifically with Pedro Sánchez, he only appears to make propaganda”, he said at the end of his speech.
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“What are you waiting for to take more difficult measures? For your candidate to leave or for the elections to end in Catalonia?”, Said the Madrid president who has complained that the Government closed the Community of Madrid with an incidence accumulated to 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants when now there are autonomies that are worse (Madrid already exceeds 900 cases). “Why were abusive measures applied in the Community of Madrid”? He assured.
Ayuso has thus requested more forceful measures in the country as a whole from the Community that has implemented the least restrictions: closure of hotels and shops at 9:00 p.m. and restrictions for basic health areas in addition to the prohibition of meeting at homes. The Madrilenian president is one of the few regional leaders who have publicly refused to advance the curfew time to 8:00 p.m. “To further ruin the hospitality industry in Spain, don’t count on me,” he said a week ago.
The decision to advance the closure of the hotel industry at 9:00 p.m. on Friday caused a schism within the Ayuso Executive. The Ministry of Health asked for more restrictions such as the closure of the interiors of bars and restaurants but the Madrid president only agreed to advance the closure one hour. “He was resisting because of his” commitment “to the hospitality industry,” a source familiar with the negotiations told elDiario.es.
“We have done the impossible to avoid making closings. It hurts no one as much as this regional government to have to decree these closures and those time advances that we of course consider are not effective if other citizens do not do their part,” he said. manifested. “We are going to continue talking with the hotel and restaurant industry to continue expanding the improvements and turn their establishments into even safer places than they already are and regain normalcy as soon as possible,” he added.
Ayuso has also charged Sánchez for not keeping quarantine: “If the Chief of Staff (Ivan Redondo) is infected, maybe we have to do what others do: take care of ourselves and protect those around us and not just be on the campaign trail “, has defended.
Barajas was back in the offensive against Sánchez. The leader of the PP has defended that the cases that could have been avoided “if the protocols had been extreme in the Barajas airport, focus as always of the origin in contagions in Madrid, as has happened in the three waves.” “The British strain has changed our pace and we are in this situation right now precisely because of this lack of control,” he lamented.