Health studies transferring 200 students from Mallorca on a boat to Valencia
The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities are developing a special device to transfer the almost 200 students who remain in Mallorca affected by the macro outbreak, and that the Balearic justice has ruled that they must leave the hotel where they are in quarantine. They have prepared a "coordinating team" to bring young people, around 18 years old, to their places of residence: they come mainly from Andalusia, Euskadi, Madrid and Galicia. In the device they have included "establishing a common outlet to try to minimize their contacts with other people", since they are all considered close positive contacts. They are "studying the possibility of putting at their disposal a boat that tomorrow [jueves] they are transferred to the port of Valencia ".
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The Government of the Balearic Islands is going to appeal the judicial order and has asked that in any case they do not take public transport. "Maximum respect for judicial decisions" and "we can make available the" return mechanism "as bubble as possible", but "we cannot prohibit anyone from moving on their own", declared the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias. It applies to young people who have tested negative in PCR, not to those who are positive, who remain in quarantine.
Darias has chaired the first Interterritorial Council of the National Health System in person since the pandemic began. It was during this meeting that she and the regional councilors heard the news of the Balearic justice decision and agreed on this plan. Since March 2020, the Interterritorial Councils had been telematic.
"A day of excitement", at a subsequent press conference, Darias described the meeting for this, which "we needed." It was held in Madrid, in the Hall of Lost Steps of the Senate, and lasted 6 hours. All the regional health councilors have traveled there to discuss agreements about the COVID-19 vaccination or the new escalation of the accumulated incidence, that this Wednesday has been 11 points compared to Tuesday, climbing to 117 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Coronavirus cases are currently concentrated among young people between 20 and 29 years old, a group that has not yet been vaccinated. The incidence among them is almost 300.
In the meeting, they have dispatched about this issue, about the higher incidence among young people, and a possible acceleration of the 20-29 year old group. The minister recalled that "although it was recommended to go by age cohorts", that is, from 39 to 30, and then from 29 to 20, and then from 19 to 12, "some counselors are in favor of starting to vaccinate in an underhanded way "to the different groups, and in fact some, as in the Canary Islands," are already interleaving. This is because 35-year-olds are not much more at risk of severe COVID-19 than 26-year-olds, since the risk is generally low at those ages. Therefore, although the strategy coordinated by the Ministry advises that it continue to go from older to younger, they do not condemn that it accelerates with 20-29.