Posted: Friday 23 October 2020 08:00
The Community of Madrid announces new measures this Friday after the end of the state of alarm in Madrid this Saturday. For now, the possibility of enforcing the curfew has been in the background.
Díaz Ayuso’s intention is to control nighttime mobility between midnight and 6 a.m., to avoid parties in private homes and large bottles – “which are undeniable sources of the spread of the virus” – and to stop the contagion by the age group which goes from 15 to 29 years.
This measure – which if approved should be published today in a health decree – would come into force after the end of the state of alarm, which declines on Saturday at 4:52 p.m.
It seeks to limit nighttime mobility to avoid parties in private homes and large bottles
Another idea is to return to containments by basic health zones. “Return to restrictive measures based once again on basic health zones and not on municipalities as imposed by the Ministry of Health in its state of alert”, point of community sources to LaSexta.
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, said on Thursday that the Community was going to impose more severe measures. He said “perimeter containment was an extreme measure with an incidence of 700” coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants. “There are other mobility restriction measures which are being studied and there are municipalities which have resolved the three parameters,” he said.
According to the Community, 28% of infections occur in young people between 15 and 29 years old. In fact, over the past two weekends authorities have detected 250 private parties and since October 9 there have been 2,748 proposals for a one-bottle sanction on the street.
According to the Community, 28% of infections occur in young people between 15 and 29 years old
Vice President Ignacio Aguado spoke in the same vein, insisting that 80% of COVID-19 cases occur in the private sphere. He also wanted to send a very harsh message to young people: “College parties can end in an intensive care unit or in the wake of your father or grandfather.”
For now, they won’t ask for a curfew
Regarding the curfew – which would require before declaring a state of alert – they stress that “with the police acting against the bottles and the parties, that would be sufficient”. And they refer to the fact that they have no power and that it is the national government that has to solve the legal problem “.
“This must be so because an autonomous community does not have the competence to decree a curfew in the region. In addition, there are serious legal doubts that the state of alarm can serve as a legal support for it. and more doubts as to whether only the declaration of a state of emergency on the part of the central government can allow it, ”they say.
In favor of this curfew, the government delegate and secretary general of the PSOE of the Community of Madrid, José Manuel Franco, spoke in favor of the application of “drastic, hard and short-term” measures to tilt the curve of the pandemic, like the curfew, and considers that it must be done “as soon as possible”.
This is what Franco said this evening in statements to Onda Madrid and asked the government of the Community, which today abstained with that of the Basque Country in all the measures proposed by Health to the Council interjurisdictional health, that “how many first, tell us Madrilenians what can and cannot be done. At the moment, the worst is the confusion”,