Updated: Friday, October 23, 2020 8:56 AM
Published on: 10/23/2020 8:48 AM
The state of alert declared in the Community of Madrid on October 9 by the government before the disagreement with the executive of Díaz Ayuso has a validity of 15 days, it will therefore end this Saturday, October 24 at 4:52 p.m.
In this context, the Community of Madrid will announce this Friday new measures to curb the coronavirus that it will launch on Saturday, with the question of whether there will be a curfew in certain regions of the country, because there is no no agreement on the issue between the government. and communities.
The Interterritorial Health Council held this Thursday postponed the decision on a possible curfew because there was not “a broad consensus”, according to the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, who chaired the meeting with the Minister of Policy. Territorial, Carolina Darias.
Illa clarified that there is an autonomous community that has formally requested the application of night mobility restrictions, which will be evaluated, namely Castilla y León, and others have spoken in favor, but did not specify which.
“It is a measure that must be viewed very well when it is applied, where it is applied, to what extent and this is what we will continue to see, with serenity, keeping in mind the technical recommendations, by thinking about the appropriate instruments to put it into practice. “, he underlined.
Madrid asked the minister during the meeting to clarify the conditions of a possible curfew to find out whether there would be restrictions on activity or also on mobility, which would require “legal cover”, according to reports. sources of the Ministry of Health, which They do not clarify the position defended by the region, claiming that this issue “was not included in the document under discussion”.
The Community of Madrid was the first to raise the possibility of requesting a curfew, but the President of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, avoided using the term during a press conference held on Wednesday in which she mentioned ” possible shutdowns of activity for hours. “, predictable at night.
However, on the same day in a previous interview, the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, explained that the intention of the regional government is to establish a “more exhaustive” control from 00:00 to 06:00 with measures that “go in the meaning of restricting the mobility and concentration “of people.
It was precisely the councilor who said on Tuesday that the Community of Madrid was studying to ask the government to declare a curfew for all of Spain, although during his appearance held this Thursday in the plenary session of the Madrid Assembly to report on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic did not mention this option.
In his speech, he did not give any clues about the new measures that the Community of Madrid will announce this Friday to launch on Saturday, when the state of alert decreed by the national government ends in nine Madrid municipalities where there are has restrictions on mobility, including the capital. .
The adviser defended the application of restrictions to basic health zones, a strategy the regional government currently maintains in four zones to impose restrictions outside large localities on alert.
According to him, the state of alert was “a legal scandal” and generated an increase in mobility within the municipalities concerned, which was “detrimental”.