The government spokeswoman and finance minister, María Jesús Montero, said on Friday that all the outbreaks of coronavirus that are occurring in Spain are "controlled", thanks to the preparation of the health system and primary care, which is allowing detect them "early", even "in some cases being asymptomatic".
Of course, he has warned that until the vaccine arrives, outbreaks can continue to occur. "It is not because we are ominous people but because in most of the countries that have been most advanced in the development of the pandemic we have seen it, as in China," he assured in the press conference after the extraordinary Council of Ministers of this Friday.
"We continue to pay close attention to how these outbreaks occur, and how they are controlled, because this has been and continues to be a continuous learning process for all the countries that are subject to this disease," he added, when asked about the increase in cases that is occurring in Spain these days at some points.
"WE CANNOT RELAX"
The government spokeswoman had already warned during her initial intervention that we should not "let our guard down" regarding precautions against the virus, because it would be a step backwards. "" We cannot relax, "he defended.
Subsequently, when asked about this upturn in cases in some areas, Montero again called for caution, although he recognized that the possibility of outbreaks had already been considered, since it is something that is also happening in other countries. , and that will continue to happen until the Covid-19 vaccine is found.
Asked specifically about what are the criteria that would lead the Government to take the reins of management against the pandemic again, in the event that the situation worsens, Montero has not specified this issue, and has focused on pointing out that the parameters to avoid an expansion of the virus they are always present in the Ministry of Health and in the Autonomous Communities, and they are very diverse.
Of course, it has been highlighted that, for example, in the case of "such a sensitive issue" as that of nursing homes, it is considered that "a single case" already has regrowth consideration and, therefore, "must have all the vigilance on the part of the sanitary sector "that demands" a situation of alert or alarm of this type ".
At a general level, he explained that "the criteria on which an outbreak is understood to occur, or on the basis of which it is necessary to take more drastic measures in relation to the isolation of part of the population, have always been present in the Communities Autonomous and the Ministry of Health itself ".
These parameters, according to Montero, "do not depend only on the number of people who have been infected", but also depend on the geographical situation, the type of regular contacts that establish and set the isolation and quarantine guidelines, and that they cannot circulate people who may be involved in that outbreak.