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Government not considering house arrest at this time

Publication: Monday, November 2, 2020 09:54

For now, the government is not considering house arrest. At least the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, did not consider it on Friday, convinced that “it will not be necessary to achieve it” thanks to the “energetic” measures that the autonomous governments can already develop in the state current alert, which are night confinement, perimeter closures of autonomies, limitation of meetings and mobilization of resources.

As he explained, the current state of alert, which will be extended up to six months, does not allow the application of the home containment measure that some autonomous communities such as Catalonia or Castilla y León are already considering. if the situation of the coronavirus pandemic worsens. . This means that if this measure were to be implemented, a new legal framework would have to be approved.

“The tool does not allow home containment, but we are sure that if you act with these tools, it will be possible to bend the curve, stabilize it and keep it low,” Illa defended at the conference. press he offered to Moncloa to detail the budgets. State generals for 2021. In this sense, Illa has repeatedly defended that the legal framework offered by the state of alert which will be extended until May 9, as approved this Thursday in Congress, “does not will not become obsolete, nor obsolete. “

The state of alert, he stressed, “is an instrument which offers regional presidents the possibility of acting in four very relevant areas”, he underlined, in relation to the four aforementioned measures. So, he insisted that it offers, as expected, a “stable frame” and enough to bend the curve. “I am sure these measures will bear fruit,” said Minister of Health

Asked about this possibility of home confinement, the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, this Monday on Antena 3 said he was not aware: “We must constantly monitor the situation. For now , I would be careful and assess the various steps that are being taken to learn from them.

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