June 19, 2021

Several communities of the PP and Catalonia vote against the proposal of Health to close cities with high incidence

The proposal of the Ministry of Health that implies closing Madrid and other cities with an incidence of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days has had in the Interterritorial Health Council the vote against all the communities of the PP except Murcia, which is has abstained, and Castilla y León, who has unmarked and voted in favor, as he has learned elDiario.es. Madrid has also finally voted against it, after a week of negotiations with the Government. It has also been shown against Catalonia, governed by JxC. The document of the team led by Salvador Illa has had the vote in favor of all the PSOE. The body seeks consensus but, in the case of not achieving it, it can reach agreements with majorities.

The draft of the document that Health has presented to the Autonomous Communities, which is a Declaration of Coordinated Actions, obliges cities that meet the proposed criteria to: restrict the entry and exit of people from the municipalities except for reasons of force majeure –Working, educational, health, care, among others–; reduce groups of people to a maximum of 6 both on public roads and in private spaces – more are allowed only if they are living together; and to suspend the activities of the playgrounds – that is, close the swings and slides areas.

The measures do not imply that movements within the municipality are not allowed. The document does specify, to which elDiario.es has had access, various capacity restrictions in wakes (limited to fifteen people outdoors and ten indoors), places of worship (30%) and establishments of all kinds (50% , 60% on outdoor terraces). Communities must also “strengthen their capacities for early detection and control of the disease.”

If it finally succeeds, it will be applied in cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, an incidence of more than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, positivity –percentage of CRP that confirm the case– of more than 10% and ICU occupancy in the community above 35%. The incidence rate of 500 is described by the Ministry as “extreme” in the draft.


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