The Government is not going to extend the state of alarm in Madrid. The vice president of the Executive of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, has indicated on the microphones of Zero Wave what This is what the Minister of Health informed him, Salvador Illa, at the meeting of the Covid-19 Group that was held during the afternoon of this Tuesday.
If Illa’s words become effective, the siege of nine Madrid municipalities (including the capital) that came into force on October 9 it would end on the 23rd of this month. In this way, the inhabitants of those cities could once again have the freedom to go out and circulate wherever they want.
Despite the fact that the Health Minister has promised not to renew the state of alarm, in case of wanting to expand it, the Government needs a majority in the Congress of Deputies. Therefore, in the event of an extension, it would need to reach an agreement with certain political formations to obtain the support of 176 deputies or more in a vote on this matter.
Almeida asks to end the state of alarm
The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has asked the Minister of Health this Wednesday, Salvador Illa, to clarify to the Madrilenians “when the state of alarm will end and under what conditions”, because “Madrilenians have the right to know.”
This has been stated by the also national spokesman of the PP in an interview in Madrid wave, collected by Europa Press, where has returned to reproach the minister for changing his mind “seeing that the data were going to support measures of the Community of Madrid”, which has achieved a 50% reduction in infections. For this reason, Almeida has asked for “very high and very strict requirements.”