Government gives Ayuso the green light to close Madrid only for the Todos los Santos bridge

Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:09 PM

Published on: 10/29/2020 19:23

Isabel Díaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, makes Health agree to close the perimeter of the region only during the Todos los Santos bridge (November 31, 1 and 2). For the moment, doubts remain about the extension of the authorization for the Almudena Bridge (7, 8 and 9 November). However, hours before, Ayuso had already ordered imprisonment “for days” for the next two bridges, and announced a decree to enforce it.

Ayuso’s objective is to close Madrid for a few days, “the most essential”, he said. But the state of alarm, approved today in the Congress of Deputies with an extension of six months, envisages a minimum of seven. From the central executive, Carmen Calvo had warned that they were not prepared to modify the decree of the state of alarm to reduce the duration of perimeter confinements. The first vice-president of the government went so far as to say that Ayuso was acting “in a calculated manner to create confusion”.

Finally, Health has given the green light that confinements can be during this weekend as each community requires. Thus, to allow shorter closings than those expected by the state of alert at this time, health sources at LaSexta confirm that next Wednesday the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System will establish the application criteria related to the effectiveness of measures. adopted by the autonomous communities, as the seven-day calendar of measures. “All this in order to protect the greatest good, the health of the Spanish population against COVID-19”, indicate the same sources.

Until then, “the perimeter restriction measures that the autonomous communities will adopt for this weekend will be in force”. In the case of the Community of Madrid, it is understood, during the three days that this first bridge of All Saints lasts.

Ayuso leaves Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha

After the meeting held between the presidents of Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid to, presumably, adopt a closure of the perimeter in the communities in a coordinated way in view of the bridges, Ayuso gave the surprise at the following press conference and it took off from its counterparts, who announced a perimeter closure until November 9.

He then defended a closure of the community “for days”, despite the fact that García-Page and Mañueco had reminded him during the meeting of what was established in the decree of the state of alarm, a minimum of seven days. He later wrote a letter to Sánchez to be able to do so, although without even knowing the government’s position, Ayuso had already ordered the shutdown on certain days this Thursday morning.

The president of Castilla-La Mancha spoke to Más Vale Tarde about it. “There are a lot of Madrid, and yesterday it was different at the meeting and at the press conference,” García-Page said. And he adds a criticism of the change of speech: “The public does not deserve that we are in this dime salad and say. The virus is very aggressive, does a lot of damage and it is not compatible that people asking a unique and national message, without However, now it seems that there is an effort to oppose the state. “

Simon bets on “longer confinements”

The president of the Community of Madrid based her decision on the “lack of scientific criteria”, she said, that there is on the effectiveness of containments. These arguments were answered by the director of the Center for the Coordination of Alerts and Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón, who spoke in favor of the application of closures for “longer periods”.

“Longer confinement has more effect. Lesser confinement will have less effects, but it will still have advantages,” also defended the spokesperson for Health. He therefore considers that the measures are “best applied for longer periods” and not just for “a few days”, as Madrid defends.

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